The Israeli parliament has passed a new law giving Muslim and Christian Arab communities separate representation on an employment commission. 
The law, which was passed on Monday, expanded the equal opportunities commission from five to 10 members, and gave separate seats to representatives of Christian and Muslim Arab workers' groups.
It was sponsored by Yariv Levin of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party. 
The Israeli daily Haaretz quoted Levin  as saying that Israelis and Christians “have a lot in common,” adding, “They’re our natural allies, a counterweight to the Muslims.”
The Palestinians slammed the new Israeli law with Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi saying in a statement that the new law seeks to create a new division among Palestinians “based on religion.”
The Israeli regime has been committing human rights violations and pursuing a policy of systematic discrimination against the Palestinians since 1948, with this the latest move bearing similarities to the policy of the apartheid regime of South Africa.