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Jewish Nation-State Bill Passed by Israeli Cabinet

The proposed legislation, sometimes referred to as the "Nationality Law," has set off a vexed debate about Israel's future

Israel 'Jewish nation' bill moves forward

The Israeli Cabinet moved to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people — and tensions are expected.

Jewish homeland proposal approved by Israel's cabinet

On Sunday, Israel's Cabinet approved legislation that defines Israel as the Jewish homeland. If finalized by the Knesset, it would become part of Israel's "basic law," the rough equivalent of a constitutional amendment, the Los Angeles Times reports. Show More Summary

Israel and Mississippi: Racist Plans for 2nd Class Citizens and Religious Legislation

The Guardian reports that “A controversial bill that officially defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people has been approved by cabinet despite warnings that the move risks undermining the country’s…

Amid talks Israel weighs action against Iran

The nuclear agreement being negotiated between Iran and world powers is unpalatable to Israel, and may hasten the prospect of a military confrontation with Tehran, The Jerusalem Post reported on Saturday. As the globe’s six major nuclear powers inch toward a Nov. 24 deadline to strike a comprehensive deal with Iran, sources within Israel’s government […]

Iran Wants To Arm Hamas And Hezbollah With ‘Advanced Weapons’ To Strike Israel

Iran aims to arm Hezbollah and Hamas with advanced weapons able to strike Israel, the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Aerospace Force said this week. Gen. Seyed Majid Moussavi said Iran wants to send modern weapons that allow theShow More Summary

Israeli Cabinet Moves to Define Israel as Jewish

The Israeli cabinet on Sunday approved draft legislation that emphasized Israel's Jewish character above its democratic nature. The bill, a proposal for a basic law titled "Israel, the Nation-State of the Jewish People," passed 14 to 6 and requires a vote in Parliament to become law. Show More Summary

40% of Palestinian Children Detained by Israel Are Sexually Abused; Virtually All Are Tortured

According to a new report by the independent, non-governmental, human rights organization the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC), at least 600 Palestinian children have been arrested in Jerusalem alone in the past five months. Of these, roughly 40% were sexually abused. PPC attorney Mufeed al-Haj notes that this horrific, grotesque abuse is not the only crime [...]

Proposed Israeli laws could widen divide between Jews, Arabs

14 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Israel’s Cabinet on Sunday gave its approval to controversial legislation defining Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people -- a measure critics decried as racist and a threat to democracy.

Israel’s biggest newspaper poses a racist question as reasonable

Are you for or against the Ashkelon mayor's decision to bar Palestinians from employment near kindergartens, Israel's leading newspaper asks, as if it's just fine to be racist

Israel’s Cabinet approved a bill that defines Israel as Jewish state

Israel’s Cabinet has approved a contentious bill that officially defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The bill still needs to be passed in parliament to become a law, but Sunday’s vote looks to further inflame tensions with Arab Israelis and Palestinians. It could also shake up Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government due to […]

Israeli cabinet votes on enshrining ‘Jewish state’ into law

18 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Ministers were to vote Sunday on a controversial proposal to anchor in law Israel’s status as the national homeland of the Jewish people, at the expense of its democratic character. The proposal would mean Israel would no longer be defined in its Basic Laws as “Jewish and...

Iran Nuke Deal: A Matter of War or Peace

18 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

It’s not a matter of a breakthrough in the Vienna talks or muddling through indefinitely if they fail. If that happens, Iran will be much more dangerous, and so will Israel.

Israel army shoots dead Palestinian in Gaza

Troops kill Palestinian farmer near Jabaliya, the first deadly shooting since an August truce ended a 50-day war.

Israel's response to the Jerusalem synagogue attack

To the editor: I was touched by the words in the article today on Rabbi Kalman Levine, who died in the synagogue attack last week in Jerusalem. Levine exhorted people to increase the force of good in the world as a means of defeating the forces of evil. ("Victim of Jerusalem synagogue attack 'a...

Jerusalem: where religion divides but lives are entwined

By Wendy Pullan, University of Cambridge (The Conversation) The latest violent episode between Palestinians and Israelis has prompted Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to assert that Israel is in the midst of…

Israel restarts controversial tactic: Razing Palestinian homes after attacks

JERUSALEM – Just before dawn earlier this week, an explosion rocked the densely populated Silwan neighborhood that sits on a steep hillside in East Jerusalem, destroying the fourth-floor apartment of Abed Rahman Shalodi and his family. See...Show More Summary

Israel lost the British elite after Gaza onslaught, UK ambassador says

British elite headed for the exit during Gaza slaughter, says Britain's UK ambassador. And even NYT's Roger Cohen seems queasy over the religious Zionist justification for expansion

Hate attacks in Jerusalem and Israel include one by settler girls

Two hate attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem are said to have been carried out by girl gangs, as Palestinian drivers say they are avoiding the Jewish parts of the city

World View: Britain in Nationalistic Surge as anti-EU UKIP Party Gains Ground

This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Arab workers in Israel being fired in backlash from synagogue attack Britain in nationalistic surge as anti-EU UKIP party gains ground Arab workers in Israel being fired in backlash...Show More Summary

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