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Israeli Ministers greenlight nation-state bill: Arabic Isn’t an official state language – Jonathan Lis – Haaretz 07.05.17
New nation-state bill revokes Arabic’s ‘official language’ status; declares Israel is ‘the national home of the Jewish people’ and that ‘the right to realise self-determination in the State of Israel is unique to the Jewish people’. But softened bill doesn’t subordinate democracy to the state’s Jewish character.

What would Herzl say about Nationality Bill? – Nasreen Hadad Haj-Yahya – Ynetnews 08.05.17
Israel’s leadership appears to have diverted from Theodor Herzl’s path. Instead of striving to create equality and a common ground, it is doing everything in its power to incite and divide for the sake of a few more votes.

And see: The legend of Israel’s enlightened Declaration of Independence – B. Michael – Haaretz 04.05.17
If not for the UN, who knows what it would have said? (We can guess, though).

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