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  6/8/2014, Sivan 10, 5774

Law Committee to Discuss ‘Jewish National Homeland Law’


The Knesset’s Ministerial Law Committee will discuss on Sunday the proposal of a new Basic Law which, if approved, would establish that the State of Israel is the national home of the Jewish people in which it fulfills its desires for self-definition according to its cultural and historical heritage.

The proposal, initiated by MKs Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) and Yariv Levine (Likud), seeks to establish that “The right to fulfill the national and personal definition in the State of Israel is unique to the Jewish Nation,” and that “The Land of Israel is the birthplace of the Jewish Nation and the location of the establishment of the State of Israel.”