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  • Jewish-nation bill frays Israel's delicate social fabric By Maayan Lubell KAFR QASSEM, Israel (Reuters) - Israel is poised to pass one of the most divisive laws in its 66-year history, a bill that would declare it the homeland of the Jewish people only -- and further alienate its Arab minority. Political infighting over the measure is already threatening to tear apart Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition. ... 16 hours ago
  • Israel President Cancels Pop Star Appearance Israeli president cancels pop star appearance due to anti-Arab song 21 hours ago
  • Israel greets extension of Iran nuclear talks with relief Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants economic sanctions against Iran to continue. 1 day ago
  • Israel resumes razing homes to punish attackers JERUSALEM (AP) — Enas Shalodi, a Palestinian mother of six, has been severely punished by Israel for something she didn't do. 1 day ago
  • Israel leader vows to pass nationality law JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister vowed Monday to pass a contentious nationality law that has threatened the stability of his fragile coalition government, but he left the door open for negotiations to soften it. 1 day ago
  • Israel's Cabinet OKs Controversial Nationality Measure The bill, which must be approved by parliament, defines Israel as "the nation-state of the Jewish people." It has angered not only Israel's Arab citizens, but also members of the coalition government. 1 day ago
  • Britain says it is reviewing arms exports to Israel again LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is undertaking a second review of arms export licenses to Israel to ensure equipment could not be used in a way that would breach international law, the government said on Monday. The government has already conducted one such review, in August, in response to the Jewish state's conflict with Hamas in Gaza after which it said it would suspend 12 licenses to export ... 1 day ago
  • Israel Holds Key Interest Rate After Shekel Declines The Bank of Israel left interest rates at a record low after the shekel depreciated and exports rose. 1 day ago
  • A Change in Wording Sparks Huge Controversy in Israel Is Israel a "Jewish and democratic" state? Or is it "the national homeland of the Jewish people?" This academic-sounding question sparked a huge controversy on Sunday, when the Israeli cabinet voted to amend the country's Basic Law to refer to the state as "the national homeland of the Jewish people." Since Israel's founding in 1948, the Basic Law has always referred to the state as "Jewish and ... 2 days ago
  • Israeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish JERUSALEM (AP) — In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people. 2 days ago

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