From the Hebrew press: Arabs, Druze and the Nationality Law

This country, the law avers, will not become just a "country of its citizens" whose main ideology is "man's honor and freedom" nor will it become a bi-national state. It will be a Jewish state with equal rights for minorities.Dr. Mordechai Nisan, 8/3/2018, 8:24 AM

Druze activist call Avi Dichter a 'Nazi'

Rage over Nationality Law boils over at ceremony granting scholarships for Druze university students.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/2/2018, 8:15 PM

'The court cannot strike down a Basic Law'

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked says MKs who petitioned Supreme Court to overturn Nationality Law do not understand court cannot do so.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/2/2018, 7:08 PM

Druze agree to discuss Netanyahu's outline

Leaders of Druze community agree to hold negotiations on PM's outline to solve the community’s protest against the Nationality Law.Ben Ariel, 8/2/2018, 4:02 AM

NIF boasts: we used feminists, LGTBs to fight Nationality Law

The NIF's tactics in fighting Nationality Law included deploying religious feminists in the Knesset.Gil Ronen, 8/1/2018, 9:27 PM

Report: US sought clarification of Nationality Law

White House reportedly accepts Netanyahu's assertion Nationality Law does not affect rights of minorities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/1/2018, 9:03 PM

Druze leaders divided over Netanyahu plan

Some Druze leaders praise PM's plan to resolve Nationality Law controversy, others doubt plan will be implemented.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/1/2018, 7:35 PM

Netanyahu offers Druze full recognition

PM proposes new legislation to address Druze complaints over Nationality Law, recognize their contributions to the security of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/1/2018, 6:05 PM

Bennett to Druze: No need to prove your loyalty

Education Minister praises Druze loyalty, says Nationality Law does not harm community's rights.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/1/2018, 12:25 PM

'Nothing wrong with putting Jewish State in writing'

Congressional Candidate Ameer Benno says non-Jews should be brought to Israel to see how BDS, anti-Israel movements lie.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2018, 9:16 PM

'The army is outside of politics'

'Don't involve IDF service - it's holy,' says former Israeli Presidential Military Attaché Brigadier General (Res.) Hasson Hasson.Mordechai Sones, 7/31/2018, 9:08 PM

Druze officer who protested Nationality Law suspended

Officer announces in post he would resign from army in protest of legislation; punished with 14-day suspension from office.Mordechai Sones, 7/31/2018, 6:48 PM

'Law: Not $1 of US funding for UN organizations which accept PA'

Professor Eugene Kontorovich addresses Arutz Sheva conference, says under US law several UN agencies must be defunded.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2018, 6:03 PM

Chief of staff weighs in after Druze soldiers quit in protest

COS Eizenkot, following announcements of 2 Druze soldiers that they are quitting IDF over Nationality Law: 'Leave politics outside army.'Ido Ben Porat, 7/31/2018, 2:23 PM

F'mr Supreme Court justice: Nationality Law causing 'apartheid'

Retirned judge Eliyahu Matza slams bill defining Israel as a Jewish State, says it excludes minorities and 'abandons democracy'.Tzvi Lev, 7/30/2018, 10:55 AM

Arab MK: I suffered in the Knesset

Zionist Union MK Zouheir Bahloul says Nationality Law erases Israeli democracy, being in Knesset act 'of Sisyphean labor.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2018, 7:51 AM

The Nationality Law leaves room for only one national narrative

Nationhood is the moral solution, and not the moral problem.   Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 7/29/2018, 11:49 PM

'The purpose of the Nationality Law is not to create equality'

Shuli Moalem-Refaeli says Israel already has Basic Laws guaranteeing equality, Nationality Law deals with different issues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2018, 6:33 PM

'We must make sure that you also feel equal'

President Rivlin meets Druze leaders after they met PM Netanyahu to discuss concerns over Nationality Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2018, 6:19 PM

Will Knesset reconvene to discuss Nationality Law?

Zionist Union MK: 'Likud burning bridges in society for a few primary votes.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2018, 5:33 PM

Netanyahu: No changes to Nationality Law

PM meets Druze leaders, says they describe 'genuine feelings' and will establish committee to deal with issues brought by Druze community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2018, 3:35 PM

'The attacks expose the depths to which the left has sunk'

PM responds to opponents of Nationality Law, accusing the left of 'hypocrisy' and calling on it 'to do self-reckoning.'Nitzan Keidar, 7/29/2018, 2:40 PM

Elkin: Attack stems from Palestinian Authority incitement

Minister Zeev Elkin refers to Adam stabbing attack, blames Palestinian Authority of supporting and inciting terror.Hezki Baruch, 7/29/2018, 2:06 PM

'Frivolous bunch legislating Basic Law'

Former Minister slams rightist MKs who led Nationality Law: 'Jewish State written in constitution even before Netanyahu was in Knesset.'Mordechai Sones, 7/29/2018, 11:35 AM

Israel's Nationality Law: What, exactly, does it say?

Claims that the law is not strong enough conflict with claims of racism and apartheid. What's the truth? Read the new law in full.Chana Roberts, 7/29/2018, 12:06 AM

Jewish Home MK: Let MK Bahloul resign, Knesset won't cry

Education Minister Bennett responds to Zionist Union MK Bahloul's resignation, claims.Orly Harari, 7/28/2018, 11:27 PM

Who is threatening Minister Kara?

Rocks were thrown this week at the home of Minister Ayoob Kara in Daliyat al-Karmel.Hezki Baruch, 7/27/2018, 5:04 AM

'They equate us with the Arabs - it's outrageous'

Head of Jewish Home Druze branch explains issues the Druze community has with the Nationality Law.Hezki Baruch, 7/26/2018, 9:06 PM

Plan to declare Israel's commitment to Druze community

PM, Liberman, Kahlon, meet with Druze minister, MKs, amid Nationality Law controversy. Meeting with Druze community leaders tomorrow.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/26/2018, 4:00 PM

Israeli ministers seek changes after Nationality Law outcry

Minister Kahlon: 'The last thing we want is to harm the Druze community.'AFP - Mordechai Sones, 7/26/2018, 2:49 PM

'The Nationality Law ignores the Land'

'How did this happen, that the two sides do not see that in the Law of Jewish Nationality - the Land of Israel is missing?'Mordechai Sones, 7/26/2018, 10:00 AM

PM to convene meeting with Druze leaders over Nationality Law

Netanyahu announces special meeting next week following outcry against law within Druze community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2018, 10:24 PM

Bennett: Nationality Law harms Druze

'The way in which the nationality law was enacted was damaging especially to them, and anyone who has tied his fate to the Jewish state.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2018, 8:02 PM

United States won't interfere in Nationality Law

State Dept. spokeswoman says Americans interested in helping Gaza citizens, but terror organization thwarts any attempt to change situation.Mordechai Sones, 7/25/2018, 11:27 AM

U.S. on Nationality Law: We believe in equality of all persons

State Department spokeswoman asked about Israel's Nationality Law, says Washington hesitates to discuss other countries' legislation.Elad Benari, 7/25/2018, 1:43 AM

'Erdogan's attack - the greatest compliment for Nationality Law'

'Turkey is becoming a dark dictatorship, while Israel meticulously maintains equal rights for all its citizens, before and after the law.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/24/2018, 2:20 PM

Erdogan: 'The spirit of Hitler has found its resurgence'

Turkish president blasts Israel over Nationality Law, calling Israel 'the world's most Zionist, fascist and racist state.'Tal Polon, 7/24/2018, 1:17 PM

Erekat: Nationality Law destroys the two-state solution

PLO Secretary-General blasts Nationality Law, accuses United States of helping it pass.Elad Benari, 7/24/2018, 5:43 AM

The hypocrisy in opposing Israel's Nationality Law

Israel is the “freest Arab nation” in the world, the only country where an Arab spring really succeded, and without bloodshed, but it is the Jewish State. Giulio Meotti, 7/23/2018, 4:30 PM

Druze Minister blames Joint List MKs for death threats

Druze Minister Ayoub Kara blames Israeli-Arab Joint List MKs for death threats he got after voting for Nationality Law.Tzvi Lev, 7/23/2018, 1:24 PM

Actress to lose job after mocking government?

Actress and frontwoman for water conservation Renana Raz under fire after she critisizes governmant following Nationality Bill.Tzvi Lev, 7/23/2018, 12:20 PM

Communications Minister to receive security detail

Minister Ayoob Kara receives threats following his support for the Nationality Law. Security guards stationed around his house.Hezki Baruch, 7/23/2018, 12:08 AM

Egypt, Saudi Arabia slam Nationality Law

Egypt says new Israeli legislation 'consolidates occupation.' Saudi Arabia: Law 'perpetuates racial discrimination against Palestinians.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/22/2018, 9:00 AM

Abbas: 'Right of Return' is sacred

PA chairman blasts Nationality Law as "racist", says the Palestinians will continue the struggle to realize the "sacred" right of return.Dalit Halevi, 7/20/2018, 6:15 AM

INTO THE FRAY The Nationality Law brouhaha

Israel will only be democratic if it is Jewish—and it will only be Jewish if it is Zionist. Therefore, it will only be democratic if it is Zionist i.e. if it is the nation state of the Jewish people. Dr. Martin Sherman, 7/20/2018, 5:50 AM

Jordanian FM: 'Nationality Law' a violation of human rights

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi says Israeli Nationality Law consolidates discrimination.Elad Benari, 7/20/2018, 5:13 AM

Arab League condemns 'Nationality Law'

Arab League says Nationality Law is another bid to "cement the occupation".Elad Benari, 7/20/2018, 3:09 AM

Turkey blasts Nationality Law, says Israel creating apartheid

President Erdogan's spokesman claims Nationality Law 'wipes out Palestinians from their homeland. Israel has created an apartheid state.'David Rosenberg, 7/19/2018, 8:33 PM

The promise that passed the Nationality Law

Coalition Chairman promises MK Eichler: If Nationality Law harms religious status quo, it'll be changed.Ben Shaul, 7/19/2018, 3:52 PM

'Nationality Law represents change in government's perception'

Diaspora Ministry Director welcomes that first time since establishment of State, law enshrines responsibility of State to Diaspora Jewry.Mordechai Sones, 7/19/2018, 12:28 PM

Knesset approves 'Nationality Law'

Knesset approves Nationality Law in second and third readings. 62 MKs vote in favor, 55 vote against, two abstain.Hezki Baruch, 7/19/2018, 2:56 AM

'The real test of the justices of the Supreme Court'

Deputy director of the Legal Forum for Israel says the Nationality Law will be a significant test for judges who rule on its interpretation.Hezki Baruch, 7/19/2018, 12:05 AM

'Nationality Law' goes to final vote in Knesset

Committee paves way for Knesset to vote on law enshrining Israel's status as nation-state of the Jewish people.Hezki Baruch, 7/18/2018, 12:45 PM

'Obama barred Israel from passing Nationality Law'

Senior Likud officials say Netanyahu held off on Nationality Law in the past due to Obama's opposition. Law now supported by Trump admin.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/18/2018, 9:14 AM

Smotrich: Nationality Law will backfire

Jewish Home MK to Arutz Sheva: In the end, Nationality Law will be exploited by Supreme Court at the expense of Jewish values.Benny Tocker, 7/17/2018, 9:22 AM

'If we don't take care of the Arabs, everything will blow up'

MK Pnina Tamano-Shata pleased with changes in Nationality Law: 'If we don't take care of suitable settlement for Arabs, it'll end badly.'Mordechai Sones, 7/17/2018, 12:12 AM

'Steel wall of a determined government'

Prime Minister warns Hamas against continuing to provoke Israel. 'We're in process involving exchanges of blows.'Mordechai Sones, 7/16/2018, 6:22 PM