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Defining Israel as the Jewish State

The proposed law goes to the heart of the basic issue that divides Israeli society: Is Israel a Jewish state, meant to protect the interests of the Jewish people, or is it a generic-brand democracy in which a lot of Jews happen to live—perhaps like Florida?
Israeli flag flying in Zichron Yaakov, Israel

Israeli flag flying in Zichron Yaakov, Israel
Photo Credit: Lori Lowenthal Marcus

About the Author: Dr. Yitzhak Klein is the head of the Policy Research Center at the Kohelet Policy Forum, a policy institute located in Jerusalem. The view in this op-ed are Dr. Klein's alone, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Kohelet Forum.


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3 Responses to “Defining Israel as the Jewish State”

  1. Hank Lukas says:

    I am s Jew and Israel brings great pride to me. I was also in Israel volunteering on a Kibbutz,that was in 1971, was there six months.

  2. Yes, Yes, Yes!!!

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