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Israeli Cabinet Declares Country Nation-State of Jewish People

The Israeli Cabinet has approved a contentious legislative proposal declaring Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. A divided Cabinet approved the measure Sunday, but it still must be approved by parliament to become law. The bill calls for recognizing Israel's Jewish character and would institutionalize Jewish law, while removing Arabic as an official language. Critics say the legislation would undermine the democratic character of Israel, where Arabs comprise about 20...

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