The birthplace of the Jewish people is the Land of Israel. There, a significant part of the nation’s long history was enacted, of which the first thousand years are ..

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The birthplace of the Jewish people is the Land of Israel. There, a significant part of the nation’s long history was enacted, of which the first thousand years are ..

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Facts About Israel: History – MFA


Eighty years ago, Jael Botsch-Fitterling’s parents decided something was very wrong in Germany, the nation they called home. Chancellor Adolf Hitler had just named himself fuhrer, and anti-Semitism was becoming… Click to Continue »

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Shelley Salamensky Jews are famously scattered around the world. So, it seems in recent years, are Jewish museums: in Paris, Rome, Vienna, Berlin, as well as cities from Dnipropetrovsk to Shanghai, Caracas to Casablanca. Yet Warsaw—capital of the nation that once held more Jews than any other—was conspicuously absent from the list, until a few weeks ago.

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The bill, which must be approved by parliament, defines Israel as “the nation-state of the Jewish people.” It has angered not only Israel's Arab citizens, but also members of the coalition government.

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Israel's Cabinet OKs Controversial Nationality Measure

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The Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

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Netanyahu's Cabinet Moves to Define Israel as Jewish


JERUSALEM (AP) — In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

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By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A divided cabinet approved on Sunday a bill to anchor in law Israel's status as the nation-state of the Jewish people, legislation critics say could undermine its democratic foundation and the rights of its Arab minority. Right-wing supporters of the initiative, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have pledged such a law, which has widened rifts …

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Israeli cabinet approves Jewish nation-state law


JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Divisions within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition delayed on Sunday a preliminary vote on a proposed law to declare Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who heads a centrist party, has expressed concern that the rightist-backed legislation would put preservation of Israel's Jewish character above democratic …

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Richard Cohen explores the rise of Zionism, the creation of Israel, and the nation?s current-day challenges.

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Book review: ‘Israel: Is It Good for the Jews?’ by Richard Cohen

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