Israel's 'Jewish state' bill could test delicate balance with country's democratic ideals

November 25, 2014 6:30 PM

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Israel's 'Jewish state' bill could test delicate balance with country's democratic ideals

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2014 file photo, Israeli riot police officers arrest Israeli Arab protesters during a protest over the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Arab Israeli who appeared in video footage to be retreating from police, in the Arab village of Kfar Kana, northern Israel. In the face of a rising wave of religiously motivated violence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing forward a plan to formalize by law Israel’s status as “the Jewish state.” (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2014 file photo Israeli Arab protestors, one burning a traffic sign as another waves a Palestinians flag, clash with Israeli riot police in the Arab village of Kfar Kana, northern Israel. In the face of a rising wave of religiously motivated violence, Israeli Prime Minister Be...

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