Controversial ‘Jewish State’ Bill Approved by Israeli Cabinet After Shouting Match

November 23, 2014 5:07 PM

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The Israeli cabinet meeting descended into a stormy shouting session Sunday, as ministers prepared to vote on a controversial bill defining Israel as the “Jewish state,” with critics including senior ministers expressing concern it would detract from Israel’s democratic nature.

The bill was approved 14 to 6, which would send the legislation to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, for consideration.

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