Worthy Christian News » Israel-Palestinian Conflict » Israeli Cabinet Approves "Jewish State" Bill


Israeli Cabinet Approves "Jewish State" Bill

Sunday, November 23, 2014 | Tag Cloud

breaking israel news Benjamin netanyahu

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"]

Copyright 1999-2017 Worthy News. All rights reserved.
Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Worthy Christian News » Israel-Palestinian Conflict » Israeli Cabinet Approves "Jewish State" Bill

Leave a Comment

Worthy Christian News » Israel-Palestinian Conflict » Israeli Cabinet Approves "Jewish State" Bill