Israel’s constitution: How Jewish a state?

ONE week Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, and his ministers honour a Druze policeman who died protecting Jewish worshippers being hacked to death in a Jerusalem synagogue. The next they approve constitutional legislation that would enshrine his inferior status in relation to Jews.A bill approved by the cabinet on November 23rd, and sent to the Knesset, seeks to define Israel as the “national state of the Jewish people”, enhance the role of traditional Jewish law (which gives Jews preferential rights) in Israeli legislation and limit rights for non-Jewish citizens to “individual rights according to the law” (thus denying Arabs “national” rights as a minority).On the face of it, the representation of Israel as a Jewish state is nothing new

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Iran nuclear talks: Time is not on his side

He’s watching you, Hassan WHEN President Hassan Rohani spoke on Iranian state television on November 24th he did not give the momentous news many had hoped to hear: there was no nuclear deal with America, and therefore no lifting of debilitating economic sanctions.

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