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PM: We stand on our right to live in Jewish state

On 68th anniversary of UN voting to recognize a Jewish state in Israel, Netanyahu announces plans to resume work on Jewish State Law.

PM: We stand on our right to live in Jewish, democratic state

Bibi orders Jewish State Bill vote delayed

Prime Minister Netanyahu tells Justice Minister Shaked not to bring Jewish State Bill to vote in Knesset tomorrow.

Bibi orders Justice Minister to put off Jewish State Bill vote

Begin Submits Diluted Version of Jewish State Law

While still advocating Israel as 'national homeland of Jewish people,' Begin's bill stresses Israel's democratic character.

Begin to Submit Diluted Version of Jewish State Law

Rivlin: Terror Rising But no Danger - to Democracy

President again bashes Jewish state law and bemoans 'increase in tensions between Jews and Arabs.'

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

Arab MK Tibi Slams Jewish State Law on CNN

Tibi says Israel is 'democratic to Jews, Jewish to Arabs,' claims country can't be both Jewish and democratic.

Arab MK Tibi Attacks Jewish State Law on CNNplayer

Elkin: The Coalition Won't Dissolve Over 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.

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

Tel Aviv Synagogue Vandalized, Leftists Suspected

Vandals burn books, write graffiti against Jewish State bill at synagogue identified with Tzohar Rabbis.

Tel Aviv Synagogue Vandalized, Leftists Suspected

'Declaration of Independence Trump Jewish State'

The Left has come up with its response to the proposed Jewish State Law - the 'Declaration of Independence' Law, said MK Hilik Bar.

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

PM 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.

PM to Submit Bill to Invest in Druze, Circassian Communities

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.

Bennett to Left: We Will Not Be Silent Anymore

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.'

MK Feiglin: Gillon Should Sit at Home and Shut Up

Former Shin Bet Chief Slams PM as 'Egomaniac'

Former Israel Security Agency chief Carmi Gillon attends leftist protest, says Israel led "by a bunch of pyromaniacs".

Former Shin Bet Chief Slams Netanyahu as 'Egomaniac'

'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.

'Jewish State Law' Vote Postponed - Again

Arab League Refuses to Recognize Israel as Jewish

Categorical rejection of 'Jewish state law' from Arab League ahead of controversial vote; support for PA action against Israel in UN, ICC.

Arab League Refuses to Recognize Israel as Jewish State

Jordanians Protest Against Jewish State Law

Muslim Brotherhood leads hundreds of Jordanians in a protest against Israel's Jewish State Law.

Jordanians Protest Against 'Dangerous' Jewish State Law

Presidents Attack Jewish State Law

Former President Peres and current President Rivlin criticize Jewish State Law and PM Netanyahu in speeches at Ben Gurion memorial.

Presidents Past and Present Attack Jewish State Law

JTS Chancellor Against '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.

Seminary Chancellor 'Alarmed' by 'Jewish State Law'

Abbas Backs MKs Who Oppose Jewish State Law

"What does this bill mean for peace?" asks PA Chairman when referring to Jewish State Law.

Abbas Backs MKs Who Oppose Jewish State Law

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.

Storm in Knesset Over Jewish State Law

UK Prime Minister Defends Israel in Parliament

UK PM David Cameron fires back at anti-Israel MP's inaccurate description of 'Jewish State Law': Israel gives rights to all its people.

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

Livni Welcomes Rivlin's Criticism

President among a group fighting the "Israeli Tea Party", says Justice Minister in comments on Facebook.

Livni Welcomes Rivlin's Criticism of Jewish State Law

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.

President Rivlin Bashes 'Jewish State Law'

PLO: '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.

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

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.

Netanyahu Hits Back at 'Jewish State Law' Critics

Peretz Submits Bill to Prevent Bennett as PM

MK Amir Peretz submits bill to revert to direct prime ministerial elections - specifically to prevent 'extremist' Bennett from becoming PM.

Peretz Submits Bill to Prevent Bennett from Becoming 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.'

Hamas Threatens 'Holy War' Over Jewish State Law

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.

Orbach: Left Involved in Feiglin Fiasco

Bennett to US: Jewish State Law is Our Problem

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett fires back at US criticism, saying they 'have no right to interfere' in internal affairs.

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

'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.

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

U.S. Expects Israel to 'Stick to Democracy'

Responding to the controversial Jewish State Law, State Department spokesman says Israel should "stick to its democratic principles".

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

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.

Netanyahu Welcomes Iran Deal Postponement

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.

Crisis on Hold: Jewish State Law Vote Deferred

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.'

Wednesday's Vote Set to Derail Coalition

Lapid: We'll Vote Against Jewish State Law

"Ben-Gurion would not have approved the Jewish State Law," says Finance Minister of the law approved by the Cabinet.

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

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.'

Bennett: Jewish State Law Saves Southern Tel Aviv

'Jewish State' Law Passes Cabinet Vote

Controversial bill passed after right-wing, left-wing ministers clash.

'Jewish State' Law Passes Cabinet Vote

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.

Ministers Squabble Over Jewish State Law

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.

Netanyahu: A Country Cannot Be Run on Arguments

Cabinet to Vote on 'Jewish State' Law Today

Tensions high throughout the political system before monumental vote on 'Jewish State Law'; leftist MKs fume.

Cabinet to Vote on 'Jewish State' Law Today

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.

Netanyahu: Jewish State Bill Essential for Israel