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The Knesset recognized Israel as a national Jewish state


The Israeli parliament adopted a constitutional law establishing Israel as a national state of the Jewish people, within the framework of which a state only the Jewish people have the right to self-determination.

The law entitled “Basic Law: Israel as a National State of the Jewish People” will become part of Israel’s Basic Laws, which are part of the country’s formal constitution.

The document states that “the State of Israel is the national home of the Jewish people”. The law also says that “the right to realize national self-determination in the State of Israel is only among the Jewish people.”

Also, the law establishes that Jerusalem is “complete and united” is the capital of Israel. The law states that the state language in Israel is Hebrew. Previously, the official languages ​​were Hebrew and Arabic, now Arabic has received a “special status”, but at the same time it ceases to be a state one.

Earlier, the adoption of the law caused protests of the Arab community of the country. Arabs in Israel 21% of the population (except for them there are other minorities), while Jews – 75%. For comparison, in Russia according to the 2010 census (before the inclusion of the Crimea), Russian 80%, the second in terms of the number of Tatars – 3.8%.

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