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News and updates about Nationality Law

Supreme Court rules Nationality Law is constitutional

Supreme Court rules Nationality Law is constitutional

Supreme Court rejects all 15 petitions against Nationality Law by 10-1.

Netanyahu: Nationality Law isn't against Arabs

Netanyahu to Arabic-language newspaper: Nationality Law isn't against Arabs

PM explains that the Nationality Law is not directed against Arabs but rather is meant to prevent illegal immigration.

Arab MK: We will work to repeal the Nationality Law

Arab MK: We will work to repeal the Nationality Law

Ra'am head MK Mansour Abbas clarifies he views the Nationality Law as racist and will work to repeal it.

'Reject petitions against Nationality Law outright'

'Reject petitions against Nationality Law outright'

In Knesset response to petitions against Nationality Law it was argued that Supreme Court has no authority to criticize basic laws.

Attempt to amend Nationality Law falls flat

Attempt to amend Nationality Law falls flat

Knesset rejects MK Kamal-Mreeh's proposal to amend Nationality Law, as Blue and White, Joint Arab List, MKs avoid voting.

Israel Prize laureates against Nationality Law

Israel Prize laureates against Nationality Law

40 Israel Prize laureates to petition Supreme Court against law stating that Israel is the Jewish people's nation state.

Nationality Law to be taught in schools starting this year

Nationality Law to be taught in schools starting this year

Education Minister Rabbi Raffi Peretz says high school students to learn content of Nationality Law, debate which accompanied its passage.

Peretz: We will cancel the 'racist' Nationality Law

Peretz: We will cancel the 'racist' Nationality Law

Labor Party chairman vows to repeal law stating that Israel is the Jewish people's nation state.

Ayoob Kara: I'm really hurt, Netanyahu led me on

Ayoob Kara: I'm really hurt, Netanyahu led me on

Druze minister explains why he resigned his post, says he offered loyalty but received betrayal. 'I never believed it would happen.'

Gideon Sa'ar: I support the Nationality Law

Gideon Sa'ar: I support the Nationality Law

Likud candidate comments on prime minister's statement that "Israel is not a state of all its citizens".

Knesset Speaker warns High Court not to debate Nationality Law

Knesset Speaker warns High Court not to debate Nationality Law

Edelstein says Knesset will pass override bill if High Court debates Nationality Law. 'This is a battle for the Knesset's sovereignty.'

Shaked tells Druze activists Nationality Law to remain unchanged

Shaked tells Druze activists Nationality Law to remain unchanged

Justice Minister says that Nationality Law will not be amended to include Druze concerns but promises alternative legislation.

Natalie Portman decries Israel's Nationality Law as 'racist'

Natalie Portman decries Israel's Nationality Law as 'racist'

Actress Natalie Portman blasts legislation cementing Israel's Jewish character into law as 'racist'. 'It's wrong and I disagree with that.'

UN threatens Israel

UN threatens Israel

UN Human Rights Council threatens to condemn Israel unless it receives clarification regarding the Nationality Law.

Zionist Union MK resigns over 'Nationality Law'

Zionist Union MK resigns over 'Nationality Law'

MK Zouheir Bahloul submits letter of resignation, will be replaced by Moshe Mizrahi.

Begin: Nationality Law goes against spirit of equality

Begin: Nationality Law goes against spirit of equality

Son of Menachem Begin says Nationality Law offensive, but does not infringe on rights, praises government investment in Arab sector.

Bernie Sanders slams Israel’s Nationality Law as Trump-inspired

Bernie Sanders slams Israel’s Nationality Law as Trump-inspired

Failed Democratic presidential candidate claims Israel's ratification as Jewish State proves Trump corrupting influence.

Is Germany interfering with Nationality Law?

Is Germany interfering with Nationality Law?

German finance minister meets with Zionist Union chairman, asking him how Nationality Law can be corrected.

Druze MK: Efforts against Nationality Law should stay in Israel

Druze MK: Efforts against Nationality Law should stay in Israel

Druze MK Salah Saad slams Arab push to condemn Israel for Nationality Law via the United Nations.

First time: Court relies on Nationality Law

First time: Court relies on Nationality Law

J'lem district court judge obligates Hamas to pay 5.4 million shekels to man injured in 1998 attack - citing clause in Nationality Law.

Arab MKs fly to EU to fight Israeli legislationplayer

Arab MKs fly to EU to fight Israeli legislation

Arab MKs take off to EU as part of struggle against Nationality Law. 'Important that world know about lack of equality and democracy.'

Arab MKs seek EU condemnation of Israel

Arab MKs seek EU condemnation of Israel

TV report: Joint List MKs to ask EU to denounce Israel over the Nationality Law.

Abbas calls for international peace conference

Abbas calls for international peace conference

Abbas revives diplomatic plan he presented at UN Security Council, blasts Nationality Law as "racist".

Gabbay: Arab MKs are not traitors

Gabbay: Arab MKs are not traitors

Zionist Union leader says Arab MKs going to UN to have resolution condemning Israel does not rise to the level of treason, not a big deal.

'This is treason - time to put Arab MKs on trial'

'This is treason - time to put Arab MKs on trial'

Likud minister blasts plan by Arab lawmakers to lobby UN to condemn Israel over Nationality Law.

Arab MKs blasted by the opposition

Arab MKs blasted by the opposition

Opposition MKs criticize Joint List over initiative to have Israel condemned by the UN General Assembly.

Arab MKs pushing for UN condemnation of Israel

Arab MKs pushing for UN condemnation of Israel

MKs from Joint Arab List meeting UN officials to push for resolution condemning Nationality Law as "Apartheid."

A Jewish or democratic state?

A Jewish or democratic state?

Israel’s recent “national unity” law calls the country “unique” to the Jewish people. But 21 percent of Israelis are Arabs.

Barak: Proto-Fascist government must be stopped

Barak: Proto-Fascist government must be stopped

Former PM Ehud Barak says general's warnings about similarities to 1930s Germany are coming true, Netanyahu must be stopped.

Abbas blasts Trump: The slap of the century

Abbas blasts Trump: The slap of the century

PA chairman calls for unity against Nationality Law, vows to continue to pay salaries to terrorists.

Arab MKs to turn to EU over Nationality Law

Arab MKs to turn to EU over Nationality Law

MKs from Joint List to meet EU foreign policy chief, warn her of the "dangers" of the Nationality Law.

Arab MKs urged to resign from the Knesset

Arab MKs urged to resign from the Knesset

BDS organization calls on Joint List MKs to resign following approval of Nationality Law.

Detailing PA involvement in anti-Nationality Law demonstration

Detailing PA involvement in anti-Nationality Law demonstration

Former IDF adviser on Arab affairs says PLO officials coordinated with Israeli groups to bring Arabs to demonstration in Tel Aviv.

'The Palestinians' goal is to wipe Israel off the map'

'The Palestinians' goal is to wipe Israel off the map'

Deputy Minister Michael Oren blasts PA's demand to expel Israel from the UN over the Nationality Law.

'Demonstration showed need for Nationality Law'

'Demonstration showed need for Nationality Law'

Druze for Israel Forum says Druze demonstrated with Israeli flags and Hatikva while Arabs demonstrated with PLO flags and chants.

PM Netanyahu: We're in the midst of a battle with Gaza

PM Netanyahu: We're in the midst of a battle with Gaza

PM Netanyahu promises to bring quiet to Israel's south, emphasizes leftist protest underlines importance of Nationality Law.

Shaked rebuts Livni: 'Mere talk'

Shaked rebuts Livni: 'Mere talk'

Opposition Chairwoman ridicules Justice Minister: 'The national and liberal Right have become extreme nationalists'; Shaked fires back.

Right blasts leftist and Arab protest in Tel Aviv

Right blasts leftist and Arab protest in Tel Aviv

Angry reactions to leftist and Arab demonstration in which PLO flags were raised in the heart of Tel Aviv.

PLO flags in the heart of Tel Avivplayer

PLO flags in the heart of Tel Aviv

Thousands of leftists, Arabs, protest in Tel Aviv, many waving PLO flags.

Should the Nationality Law apply to Jews in the Diaspora?

Should the Nationality Law apply to Jews in the Diaspora?

How does the new law affect Aliyah?