Israeli Palestinians Stamp Facebook Photos With ‘Second–Class Citizen’

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Hundreds join Facebook campaign to protest Jewish nation–state bill which, they say, makes their inferior status ‘official’

Haaretz

Hundreds of Arab citizens in Israel have replaced their Facebook profile photo with one that is stamped “second–class citizen,” in a protest against the proposed Jewish nation–state law.

It was black humor that prompted Sana Jamalia, a graphic designer in Haifa, to launch the protest. In a conversation with a friend, she recounts, “we joked that now with the new law, we are officially second–class citizens and thought we should do something.”

After she and her friend replaced their profile pictures with the new ones bearing an official–looking stamp in Hebrew, hundreds of other Israeli Arabs asked her to help them change their photos, too.

“It was a totally crazy day. I sent pictures to over 200 people, and my inbox is overflowing…it has gotten out of control. We…

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