This is a bad law which will bring disrepute to Israel, especially since people around the world do not understand the distinction between the Jewish religion and Jewish ethnicity. In addition, it does no good to anyone, especially not the State of Israel. Rivlin (Likud) is a very ideological right-wing man, but also decent man, which is why he enjoys popularity with all parties in the Knesset. Likud members may ask themselves: "Don't we hand an easy victory to our main rival, the Lieberman party? Why do it if he is going to use it to steal votes from the hard Right in the next elections? With some organizers, the law can fail to pass the Knesset.
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