Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu fired back at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after Erdogan condemned Netanyahu’s affirmation of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people as "blatant racism", Israel National News reports.
Netanyahu Responds to Erdogan: "Turkey’s Dictator Erdogan Attacks Israel’s Democracy"
STEPANAKERT, MARCH 14, ARTSAKHPRESS: "Turkey’s dictator Erdogan attacks Israel’s democracy while Turkish journalists and judges fill his prisons. What a joke!" tweeted Netanyahu.
"In Israel, no one is a second-class citizen. Israel is a democracy in which all Israelis, including our nearly 2 million Arab citizens, enjoy equal individual rights. But Israel is also the one and only Jewish state, with a Star of David on our flag, Hatikvah our national anthem, Hebrew our official language and where a Law of Return gives every Jew around the world the right to return to our ancestral homeland," added the Prime Minister.
Earlier on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Turkish President tweeted, "Netanyahu says that Israel is ‘a nation state not of all its citizens but only of the Jewish people’. I strongly condemn this blatant racism and discrimination. 1.6 million Arabs/Muslims live in Israel. Will the Western governments react or keep silent under pressure again?"