Sunday, May 7, 2017

Israeli cabinet approves defining Israel as Jewish nation-state

Israel's cabinet on Sunday approved legislation that officially defines the country as a Jewish nation-state.

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation voted unanimously to endorse Likud Minister Avi Dichter's Jewish state bill, which also downgrades Arabic from designation as an "official language" and says "the national language is Hebrew."

The legislation, which faces a lengthy process in the Knesset, says that "the State of Israel is the national home of the Jewish people, in which it realizes its aspirations for self-determination according to its cultural and historic traditions. The realization of national self-determination in the State of Israel is unique to the Jewish people."

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