Israel cabinet votes on enshrining 'Jewish state' in law

November 23, 2014 3:14 PM

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Israel cabinet votes on enshrining 'Jewish state' in law

Jerusalem: Ministers were to vote on Sunday on a controversial proposal to anchor in law Israel's status as the national homeland of the Jewish people, at the expense of its democratic character.

The proposal would mean Israel would no longer be defined in its Basic Laws as "Jewish and democratic" but instead as "the national homeland of the Jewish people."

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