Negotiating Identity

By MARK WEISS
October 19, 2017 19:34

How will the contentious Nation-State bill play out in the upcoming Knesset session?




Negotiating Identity

MK Ahmad Tibi (Joint List) was removed from the Knesset after shouting out that the Nation-State bill is racist.. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

When the Knesset reconvenes for its winter session this month, a number of controversial pieces of legislation will be at the top of the agenda, but none more so than the nationality or Nation-State bill.

The contentious legislation, first introduced four years ago by Likud MK Avi Dichter (then a Kadima Knesset Member), which defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, finally passed a stormy preliminary Knesset reading in May.

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