Israel cabinet backs bill anchoring ‘Jewish state’ in law: media

SHAFAQNA – Ministers voted on Sunday in favour of a controversial proposal to anchor in law Israel’s status as the national homeland of the Jewish people, at the expense of its democratic character.

Following a stormy meeting, the cabinet voted 14 to six in favour of the proposal, with ministers from the two centrist parties — HaTnuah led by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Finance Minister Yair Lapid of Yesh Atid — voting against, media reports said.

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