Bill would legally anchor Israel's status as Jewish state

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August 3, 2011 16:38

 
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MK Avi Dichter (Kadima) proposed on Wednesday a bill that would anchor Israel's status as a Jewish state and a democracy in a Basic Law.

"Basic Law: Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People," gives constitutional status to the declaration that "the State of Israel is the national home of the Jewish people for its self-determination according to its cultural and historical tradition."

In addition, the bill says "the State of Israel has a democratic government."

"This law is the first step towards a complete constitution," Dichter explained. "The purpose of this law is to anchor the basic values of Israel as a Jewish state."

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