Lawmaker Revives Bill to Make Israel a Jewish Nation-state

Likud MK wants to drop Arabic as official language, further Jewish settlement within Israel’s jurisdiction.

The chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday renewed his proposal for a Basic Law that would define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, drop Arabic as one of the country’s official languages, and allocate resources to “ingather the exiles of Israel and [further] Jewish settlement within it.”