President Rivlin questions National Bill provision

President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday asked the Knesset committees on preparing the new Nationality Bill for its second and third readings this week to re-examine the clause on Jews-only communities. This is one of the controversial clauses in the National Bill. This piece of legislation seeks to enshrine Israel’s status in law as the national state of the Jewish people under the rule of democracy, with Jerusalem is capital, Hebrew its national language and “the right of return” for every Jew.” Ahead of the vote, the text on the status of the Arabic language, another cause of controversy, was amended  to stand as Israel’s second official language.

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2 thoughts on “President Rivlin questions National Bill provision

  • Jul 10, 2018 @ 15:38 at 15:38
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    Privately, people can speak in whatever tongue they prefer, but the country should have a single official language. Just Hebrew.

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  • Jul 10, 2018 @ 16:44 at 16:44
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    The country should have a single official language Yiddish, with English a second language. Hebrew is the sacred language, religious people can speak in whatever tongue they prefer.

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