- July 19, 2018
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: International
Israel’s parliament has passed into law a controversial bill that defines the country as an exclusively Jewish state.
The “Jewish nation state” bill downgrades Arabic as an official language and says advancing Jewish settlement is a national interest, stating that the “whole and united” Jerusalem is its capital.
Israeli Arab Members of Parliament condemned the legislation but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised it as a “defining moment”.