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Political: 15th November, 2010

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MK Liya Shemtov (Yisrael Beitenu) tabled two new bills, which force state employees and members of local councils to swear allegiance to Israel as a “Jewish and democratic” state. (Hebrew)

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November 16th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Political: 13th November, 2010

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MK Carmel Shama-Hacohen (Likud) said that “under a final settlement with the Palestinians, we must transfer the Triangle region and the Umm El-Fahm region to the Palestinian Authority”. According to Shama-Hacohen, “I do not support transfer [a population transfer], I just transfer them, their property and their houses to the territories of the Palestinian Authority”, When asked how many Israeli Arabs should move to the PA, he replied “As many as possible”, and added he is afraid of a “takeover by Arab lawyers of the northern district of the Israeli bar association”. “I am for a Jewish and democratic state,” Shama-Hacohen added. (Hebrew)

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November 14th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Closed Society: 6 September 2010

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Based on a survey of 500 young Israelis, between the ages of 15 and 18, 64 percent of respondents said that the state does not grant fully equal rights to the Arabs in Israel. Of that group, 59% said that the state should not grant equal rights to Arabs. 27 percent of the youth support the prosecution of people who object to Israel being a Jewish and Democratic state, and 41 percent support the denial of their citizenship.

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September 6th, 2010 at 7:38 pm