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JERUSALEM (Worthy News)-- The Israeli Cabinet voted in favor of the controversial "Jewish state bill," with the preceding discussion descended into a shouting match between ministers, the Jerusalem Post reported.
"People ask who needs this bill; we have managed 66 years without it," Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said ahead of the meeting. "And I ask, who needs the Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty, we managed 45 years without it. We need both," he said. "Israel is a Jewish democratic state. There are those who want democracy to take precedence over Judaism, and those who want Judaism to take precedence over democracy. In the law that I am bringing, both principles are equal and must be given equal consideration."
Netanyahu said Israel is the national home of the Jewish people where there are equal rights for every citizen. "But there are national rights only for the Jewish people; a flag, anthem, the right of every Jew to immigrate to Israel, and other national symbols," he said.
The prime minister said this law was needed at this time because many people are challenging the idea that Israel is the national homeland of the Jewish people. -- [wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Cabinet-approves-Jewish-State-bill-382597" type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]