Israeli identity is based on nationality not religion - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dan
    • 15.05.11 | 14:10 (IDT)

    My Israeli identity card makes no mention of my religion (I have none) but under 'Nationality' ('Le'um') it says 'Jewish'. So yes, there is such a thing as Jewish nationality in Israel, and one need not be religiously Jewish to be Israeli.

    from the article: Israeli author Yoram Kaniuk asks court to cancel his 'Jewish' status
    First published 00:43 15.05.11 | Last updated 00:43 15.05.11
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