Cabinet approves loyalty oath, but only for non-Jewish new citizens - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

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Cabinet ministers on Sunday approved by a majority vote a controversial amendment which would require every non-Jew wishing to become a citizen of Israel to pledge loyalty to 'the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.' Lost on Israelis voting for this is the reality that an authoritarian theocracy and a democracy cannot exist side by side. Anyone not Jewish is already consigned to second-class citizenship.

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