October 7th, 2010
12:19 PM ET

Israel gets closer to passing loyalty law

Benjamin Netanyahu supports changes that would make new citizen's declare allegiance to "a Jewish state."

In a move likely to fuel tensions with its minority Arab population, Israel moved a step closer to passing a law that would require new citizens of the country to declare their loyalty to a "Jewish state."

In a statement released Wednesday night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his support for adding language to Israel's citizenship and entry law that would declare a new citizen's allegiance to "a Jewish and democratic state."

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  1. Iqbal khan

    If Netanyahu wants to solve the problem of Palestine may be he should give the some percentage of satelments those are already being built to the Palestinian people according to their percentage in Israel's population and give them the control and Independence of those areas, and make Jeruselem as an Independent city, and Christians,Muslims and Jews take turns to be the Adminstrators or Mayors every 4 or 5 years may this solve the problem

    October 18, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
  2. Muneef

    Change is going to come to you from the Middle East soon InShAllah who ever was supporting injustice to the middle eastern's on behalf of those unjust.

    October 13, 2010 at 2:26 pm |
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