Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Israel: Jewish and democratic.

From Ynet news, 18 October 2010, by Attila Somfalvi:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyu said Monday that

"We expect anyone wishing to become an Israeli citizen to recognize Israel as the Jewish nation state and a democratic state. There is a broad consensus within the Israeli public as to the Jewish and democratic nature of the country, and this is not by happenstance.

"The State of Israel was not established as 'just another state' – it was founded as the sovereign state of the Jewish people in their historic homeland; and as a democratic nation, whose citizens, Jews and non-Jews, enjoy full civil equality."
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