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MK Zouheir Bahloul (Zionist Union) resigned from the Knesset Saturday evening in protest of the nation-state law. The announcement came in a broadcast on Channel 13's "Meet the Press."
"I am resigning from the Knesset," stated Bahloul in the broadcast."The drastic step of enacting the nation-state law removes the Arab population, by legislation, outside the path of equality in Israel."
"I will have to watch what is going on from the sidelines," said the resigning MK.
"The founding fathers of this state had created a very ethical Declaration of Independence... Today, the thriving state of Israel deals only with the Arab minority. The definition of the state is an ethnocratic state without equality among its citizens."
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