Israeli Legislators Prepare to Vote on ‘Jewish Nation State’ Bill

Israel’s ruling coalition is preparing for key votes in the Knesset today, designed to pass the controversial nation-state bill that would let the state encourage the establishment of communities for Jews only, reported Haaretz.

According to the paper, the bill’s final version is still not ready, but it is not expected to change significantly � if at all � from the current wording.

The new Basic Law will, as noted by Haaretz, define Israel as

Senior coalition parliamentarians told Haaretz that as of Tuesday there were no major problems to keep the Knesset from approving the legislation.

On Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the bill was very important to guarantee the foundations of our existence, which is Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

Source: Palestine Chronicle