that a Russian with one Jewish grandparent (and one Russian Orthodox) whose parents are Russian Orthodox has a right to full citizenship in Israel when a non-Jew whose family have lived in what was Palestine and what is now Israel for thousands of years, not only has not got full rights as a citizen of Israel but does not have the right to bring his or her parents, spouse or children to live in Israel. More to the point, a non-Jew, whose parents were born and lived in what is now Israel and who can trace their ancestry back for a thousand years to this part of the Middle East, has no right to become an Israeli citizen. The reason why so many Israelis call themselves Jews when they are actually atheists is because the only reason they were able to become citizens of Israel was to say they were Jewish even if that connection was a flimsy as one grandparent and no-one had practised Judaism for two generations. That is what the world at large understands about the term 'Jew' and the term 'Israeli.'
Yemen's Houthi rebels commit to peace plan in letter to UN chief, BBC reports (Haaretz)
from the article: Abbas predicts 'very difficult' time for Palestinians after UN bid