|Hugo Drax of "Moonraker"|
While the current citizens of Israel, Jew and Arab alike, will not be affected by the amended Citizenship Law, those seeking asylum in Israel shall be. While, admittedly, all states have clauses whereby new citizens must swear loyalty to the state, none that I know of require loyalty to an ideology or to a foreign ethnicity, namely, the Jewish nature of the State of Israel.
Avigdor wishes to have his Jewish majority and impose its supremacy on the citizens of the state even (if and) when it no longer exists. There is no avoiding the ever-increasing non-Jewish population in our borders and the growing concerns surrounding their rights and responsibilities to the Jewish state. A draconian oath of fealty reminiscent of medieval serfdom ("I will to my lord be true and faithful, and love all which he loves and shun all which he shuns.") will only yield more problems. Creating an environment whereby the Jewish majority serves as a guiding light in a pluralistic society, through liberal democracy, education, and tolerance, will greatly improve Israel's lot in the coming decades.
Then again, perhaps Avigdor, like Hugo Drax, would prefer to engineer a racially pure Jewish state in space instead. It sounds like an equally rational and well thought-out decision.
Addendum (11 October 2010): As proof of the fact that this is not a proposition supported by the whole government, Intelligence Minister Dan Meridor commented along similar lines on Israel Radio (as quoted in Ha'aretz):
"the moment there is a Jewish state, and it is an unprecedented historical success, we should show compassion toward the minorities among us – the way we have always yearned to be treated by others."It is good to hear a voice of reason in the Israeli government.