Israeli premier promotes Jewish nation-state bill

November 17, 2014 7:18 PM

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Israeli premier promotes Jewish nation-state bill

JERUSALEM: Israel's prime minister said Sunday he's pushing forward a bill that enshrines in law that Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people, adding a new complication to already tense relations with Arab-Israelis and Palestinians.

At his weekly Cabinet meeting, Benjamin Netanyahu said the law would recognize Israel's Jewish character in addition to its already legislated democratic one.

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