Israel Law Defining Nation As Jewish State Passed

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Israel's parliament has passed a controversial law characterizing the country as principally a Jewish state, fuelling anger among its Arab minority.

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Arab MPs reacted furiously in parliament, with one waving a black flag and others ripping up the bill, reports the BBC.

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However, the law risks further alienating Israel's large Arab minority, who have long felt discriminated against.

Called The Basic Law: Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People, the legislation essentially defines Israel first and foremost as a Jewish state.

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