Israel Declares Itself 'Jewish State' with Jerusalem as its Eternal Capital

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'We enshrined in law the basic principle of our existence,' said Netanyahu. 'Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people, which respects the individual rights of all its citizens. This is our state -- the Jewish state. In recent years there have been some who have attempted to put this in doubt, to undercut the core of our being. Today we made it law: This is our nation, language and flag.'