Israel has too distinct a history for its laws to be compared South Africa, or its apartheid system. Apartheid grew out of Dutch and British colonial attitudes that became a part of South African legislation in the 1950’s. Israel is however a very different case, founded in 1948 at the end of the British Mandate of Palestine, the country did not have the same level of segregation that evolved from colonial slave ownership.
Israel does however have a more complex ongoing issue of aggression with their Palestinian neighbours that stems from their foundation as a state, it is therefore imperative that legislators remain vigilant for changes that may worsen this situation. Modern Israeli legislators should look out for possible follow on laws that may use the Nation-State Bill as a foundation for religious or ethnic segregation or supremacy. Although this may be just a token gesture for now, policy makers need to be observant to curtail any double-standard laws being passed using this bill as a foundation, as the argument that it is a step in the direction of Jewish supremacy laws remains a valid one.