...BUT, Israel has expanded since then, adding non-Jewish citizens and changing the demographics of the nation. America was essentially founded as a nation for white Christians, but it also changed over time. Most western nations have gained a large number of immigrints, especially since the 1960's. This has led to changes in the laws and policies in these nations.
UN agency warns school may be delayed for Palestinian refugees due to lack of funding (AP)
from the article: Livni: Loyalty oath amendment is 'politics at its worst'