Exact wording of the oath to swear loyalty to Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Holk
    • 18.10.10 | 23:34 (IST)

    Critics of the bill fear it embodies ulterior motives destined to be aimed against new citizens who are not Jewish, like Arabs, and that it will be used as a tool for the promotion of racism but until the exact wording is not known, the oath seems perfectly fine as "A Jewish and Democratic State" Is the definition of the nature and character of the State of Israel, as the Jewish nature was first defined within the Declaration of Independence of 1948, and the "Democratic" character, was first officially added to the "Jewish" nature, in the amendment to the Basic Law: the Knesset that was passed in 1985 (amendment 9, clause 7A).

    from the article: Netanyahu wants loyalty oath bill to include Jews as well
    First published 21:21 18.10.10 | Last updated 21:21 18.10.10
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