mardi 9 mai 2017

Bill to Declare Israel a Jewish State Returns to National Agenda

Le projet de loi pour déclarer "israel" un état juif de retour à l'agenda national

The legislation still has to go through further drafting by the Justice
Ministry and pass several votes in parliament. (Photo: File)


Israel’s cabinet breathed new life on Sunday into efforts to anchor in law the country’s status as a Jewish state, legislation Palestinians have described as an obstacle to peace.

A ministerial committee approved a revised version of a bill first proposed in 2011 that declares the “State of Israel is the national home of the Jewish people”, its author, Avi Dichter of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party, wrote on Facebook.

The legislation still has to go through further drafting by the Justice Ministry and pass several votes in parliament in what could be a l...

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