Barak: Ready to vote for loyalty oath if changes accepted

October 10, 2010 11:08


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Defense Minister Barak has announced that if the cabinet does not adopt his proposed changes to the amended Citizenship Law on Sunday, he will vote against the new loyalty oath.

"I intend to stand firm on the change I proposed in the amendment to the CItizenship Law, and if it is not accepted I will vote against [the amendment]," said Barak.

Barak, unlike most of the other Labor MKs, has expressed support for the proposed oath of loyalty to Israel as a "Jewish and democratic" state but has asked that the language of the oath be altered to include the phrase "in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence."


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