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Israeli Cabinet approves Jewish nationality bill | Al Jazeera America

israeli-flag-flash-90Israel’s Cabinet on Sunday approved a contentious bill that officially defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

The bill still needs to be passed in parliament to become a law, but the latest move may further inflame tensions with Arab Israelis and Palestinians. It could also shake up Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government due to the fierce opposition of two of his more centrist partners.

via Israeli Cabinet approves Jewish nationality bill | Al Jazeera America.

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The Israeli cabinet on Sunday approved contentious draft legislation that emphasizes Israel’s Jewish character above its democratic nature in a move that critics said could undermine the fragile relationship with the country’s Arab minority at a time of heightened tensions.

via Israeli Cabinet Approves Nationality Bill – NYTimes.com.

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