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Rivlin: Terror Rising But no Danger - to Israel's Democracy

President again bashes Jewish state law and bemoans 'increase in tensions between Jews and Arabs.'Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 12/11/2014, 5:19 PM

Arab MK Tibi Attacks Jewish State Law on CNN

Tibi says Israel is 'democratic to Jews, Jewish to Arabs,' claims country can't be both Jewish and democratic.Ari Yashar, 12/3/2014, 12:24 PM

Elkin: The Coalition Won't Dissolve Over Jewish State Law

Coalition chairman says he is open to talks about rewording the Jewish State Law, says it's up to Lapid to change his behavior.Elad Benari, 12/1/2014, 6:15 AM

Tel Aviv Synagogue Vandalized, Leftists Suspected

Vandals burn books, write graffiti against Jewish State bill at synagogue identified with Tzohar Rabbis.Gil Ronen, 11/30/2014, 9:01 PM

'Declaration of Independence Law to Trump 'Jewish State' Law?

The Left has come up with its response to the proposed Jewish State Law - the 'Declaration of Independence' Law, said MK Hilik Bar.Moshe Cohen, 11/30/2014, 4:16 PM

PM to Submit Bill to Invest in Druze, Circassian Communities

After meeting with Druze leaders last week, Netanyahu is moving forward with plans to submit bill for investment in Druze, Circassian towns.Cynthia Blank, 11/30/2014, 2:03 PM

Bennett to Left: We Will Not Be Silent Anymore

Naftali Bennett tells Left to 'keep calm' after demonstrations against nationalists Saturday night erupt in incitement.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/30/2014, 1:00 PM

MK Feiglin: Gillon Should Sit at Home and Shut Up

Deputy Speaker Feiglin responds to Carmi Gillon's criticism of Netanyahu: 'He should sit at home, shut up, and stop evaluating us.'Uzi Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 11/30/2014, 9:45 AM

Former Shin Bet Chief Slams Netanyahu as 'Egomaniac'

Former Israel Security Agency chief Carmi Gillon attends leftist protest, says Israel led "by a bunch of pyromaniacs".Uzi Baruch, 11/30/2014, 3:20 AM

'Jewish State Law' Vote Postponed - Again

Vote on controversial law postponed for at least one more week; PM to present his compromise bill before original draft advances in Knesset.Tova Dvorin, 11/29/2014, 9:28 PM

Arab League Refuses to Recognize Israel as Jewish State

Categorical rejection of 'Jewish state law' from Arab League ahead of controversial vote; support for PA action against Israel in UN, ICC.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/29/2014, 5:39 PM

Jordanians Protest Against 'Dangerous' Jewish State Law

Muslim Brotherhood leads hundreds of Jordanians in a protest against Israel's Jewish State Law.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/28/2014, 10:29 PM

Presidents Past and Present Attack Jewish State Law

Former President Peres and current President Rivlin criticize Jewish State Law and PM Netanyahu in speeches at Ben Gurion memorial.Ben Ariel, 11/28/2014, 12:13 AM

Seminary Chancellor 'Alarmed' by 'Jewish State Law'

After a week of intense criticism and defense, JTS's chancellor throws his voice into 'Jewish State Law' debate - 'alarmed' by the law.Cynthia Blank, 11/27/2014, 2:42 PM

Abbas Backs MKs Who Oppose Jewish State Law

"What does this bill mean for peace?" asks PA Chairman when referring to Jewish State Law.Elad Benari, 11/27/2014, 3:14 AM

Storm in Knesset Over Jewish State Law

Opposition MKs attack Netanyahu over his defense of the Jewish State bill; Herzog calls to establish new government.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/26/2014, 8:30 PM

UK PM Cameron: Israel Ticks All the Boxes in Terms of Freedom

UK PM David Cameron fires back at anti-Israel MP's inaccurate description of 'Jewish State Law': Israel gives rights to all its people.Ari Soffer, 11/26/2014, 4:59 PM

Livni Welcomes Rivlin's Criticism of Jewish State Law

President among a group fighting the "Israeli Tea Party", says Justice Minister in comments on Facebook.Elad Benari, 11/26/2014, 2:12 AM

President Rivlin Bashes 'Jewish State Law'

Despite holding supposedly non-political position, Rivlin opposes bill claiming 'democracy is Jewish' and denying contradiction of the two.Ari Yashar, 11/25/2014, 9:37 PM

Panicked PLO Warns 'Jewish State Law' Ends 'Two State Solution'

PLO says 'racist' law making Israel nation-state of Jewish people denies 'historical Palestine' and prepares for expulsion of Arabs.Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 11/25/2014, 5:31 PM

Netanyahu Hits Back at 'Jewish State Law' Critics

'I don't know of a more vibrant democracy than Israel,' declares PM, following veiled US criticism and left-wing opposition.Hezki Baruch and Ari Soffer, 11/25/2014, 3:41 PM

Peretz Submits Bill to Prevent Bennett from Becoming PM

MK Amir Peretz submits bill to revert to direct prime ministerial elections - specifically to prevent 'extremist' Bennett from becoming PM.Orli Harari, Tova Dvorin, 11/25/2014, 1:35 PM

Hamas Threatens 'Holy War' Over Jewish State Law

Gaza calls on international powers to reprimand Israel on 'racist' law, says it will 'cause holy war.'Tova Dvorin, 11/25/2014, 12:01 PM

Orbach: Left Involved in Feiglin Fiasco

Minister says Opposition escalated Monday's tiff in the Knesset, during which Moshe Feiglin was called 'fascist,' for political reasons.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 11/25/2014, 9:19 AM

Bennett to US: Jewish State Law is Our Problem, Not Yours

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett fires back at US criticism, saying they 'have no right to interfere' in internal affairs.Tova Dvorin, 11/25/2014, 8:39 AM

Elkin: We Weren't Elected to Promote Livni's Agenda

MK Ze’ev Elkin says the Likud is determined to pass the Jewish State Law and isn't deterred by threats of an election.Shimon Cohen, 11/25/2014, 5:16 AM

U.S. Expects Israel to 'Stick to Democratic Principles'

Responding to the controversial Jewish State Law, State Department spokesman says Israel should "stick to its democratic principles".Elad Benari, 11/25/2014, 12:16 AM

Netanyahu Welcomes Iran Deal Postponement

PM urges West to use seven-month extension to toughen its stance on Iran; also says he is 'determined' to pass Jewish State law.Hezki Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 11/24/2014, 5:51 PM

Crisis on Hold: Jewish State Law Vote Deferred

As Avigdor Liberman tries to defuse crisis between prime minister and Hatnua, vote on disputed bill is postponed.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 11/24/2014, 2:18 PM

Wednesday's Vote Set to Derail Coalition

Tzipi Livni vows to fight the Jewish State bill and may vote against it – forcing Netanyahu to fire her. Yair Lapid has vowed to vote 'nay.'Gil Ronen, 11/24/2014, 7:53 AM

Lapid: We'll Vote Against Jewish State Law in the Knesset

"Ben-Gurion would not have approved the Jewish State Law," says Finance Minister of the law approved by the Cabinet.Benny Moshe and Ben Ariel, 11/24/2014, 2:13 AM

Bennett: Jewish State Law Saves Southern Tel Aviv

Jewish Home chairman says High Court will now have to assist the neighborhoods flooded by foreign workers. Livni: bill 'ruins the country.'Gil Ronen, 11/23/2014, 4:55 PM

'Jewish State' Law Passes Cabinet Vote

Controversial bill passed after right-wing, left-wing ministers clash.Hezki Baruch, 11/23/2014, 2:58 PM

Ministers Squabble Over Jewish State Law

Heated debate, arguing erupts in Knesset Cabinet meeting on 'Jewish State' law, ahead of pivotal vote on Israel's identity.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/23/2014, 2:39 PM

Netanyahu: A Country Cannot Be Run on Arguments

PM, at weekly Cabinet meeting, seeks to dispel tensions over 'Jewish State' bill - and warn US again over Iran.Tova Dvorin, 11/23/2014, 1:06 PM

Cabinet to Vote on 'Jewish State' Law Today

Tensions high throughout the political system before monumental vote on 'Jewish State Law'; leftist MKs fume.Tova Dvorin, 11/23/2014, 12:13 PM

Netanyahu: Jewish State Bill Essential for Israel

PM Netanyahu says the Jewish State Law "is essential in order to establish Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people.Hezki Baruch and Ben Ariel, 11/23/2014, 2:37 AM

Shaked: Jewish State Law to Stop High Court Vetoes

Compromise or no, the Jewish State bill can ensure that critical laws for Israel's security get passed, claims MK Shaked.Benny Toker and Tova Dvorin, 11/21/2014, 12:21 PM

Netanyahu: No Place in Israel For Discrimination Against Arabs

Netanyahu responds to Ashkelon mayor's decision to bar Arab workers. Notes 'Jewish State Law' equates democracy, Israel's Jewish character.Cynthia Blank, 11/20/2014, 12:17 PM

A Compromise on the Jewish State Law?

Netanyahu plans to bring own version of 'Jewish State Law' before Cabinet Sunday. Bill will be a compromise between various approaches.Ben Shaul, Cynthia Blank, 11/20/2014, 9:54 AM

Is the Jewish State Bill Necessary or is it Redundant?

What is proposed is, in fact, a restatement. Wallace Edward Brand, JD, 11/18/2014, 6:55 AM

Netanyahu: Cabinet will Vote on the Jewish State Law

Despite Livni's objections, PM Netanyahu reiterates that he intends to bring the Jewish State Law before the Cabinet.Hezki Baruch, 11/18/2014, 5:44 AM

How Netanyahu Foiled Livni's Plan to Torpedo 'Jewish State' Bill

Loud dispute at Ministerial Law Committee after Livni scuttles the discussion on the National Law. Minister Uri Ariel calls it "sabotage".Hezki Baruch, 11/16/2014, 6:50 PM

Jewish Home Party Declares War on Livni's 'Dirty Tricks'

Naftali Bennett says his party will no longer support any bills sponsored by Hatnua after 'dirty' attempt to thwart Jewish State bill.Uzi Baruch, 11/16/2014, 4:18 PM

Gal-On: Jewish State Law An Attack on Israeli Arabs

Meretz Chairman claims waves of anti-Semitic incitement and calls for a Palestinian state do not threaten Jewish existence in Israel.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/16/2014, 2:58 PM

PM: 'It is Clear Israel is the Jewish National Homeland'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu hails Jewish State Law proposal, says 'balance' between Jewish, democratic values is 'obvious.'Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/16/2014, 12:54 PM

Twitter War Breaks Out over 'Jewish State' Law

Ahead of landmark vote on 'Jewish State Law,' leading right- and left-wing activists - which soon gets personal.Tova Dvorin, 6/8/2014, 11:15 AM

Arab MK Asks PA for Help Defeating 'Jewish State'

Speaking to Hamas journal, MK calls to turn world opinion against Jewish State Law, warns it would rule that 'Jews have legitimate rights.'Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 5/27/2014, 5:33 PM

Report: Netanyahu Promises Talmud Will Be Israeli Law

Netanyahu tells Likud hareidi leader Hebrew calendar will be official calendar of state in new Basic Law, Jewish law basis of legal system.Ari Yashar, 5/9/2014, 9:49 AM

'It is Impossible to Have a Bi-National State'

PM vows to defend 'the right to settle in the Land of Israel' in new Basic Law to make Israel a Jewish nation-state.Tova Dvorin, 5/4/2014, 1:02 PM

'I Hope the Justice System Doesn't Have Livni's Face'

MK Regev slams Livni for vowing to stop Basic Law defining Israel as Jewish, says Livni 'speaks like left-wing extremist.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 5/2/2014, 11:47 AM

Proposed Law to Designate Israel as Jewish State

After 65 years, the Knesset will consider a law to officially designation Israel as a Jewish State. Three parties teamed up on the bill.Chana Ya'ar, 6/26/2013, 9:54 AM