New Government to Promote Contentious Bill Altering Balance Between Israel's Jewish and Democratic Identities

Likud and Habayit Hayehudi agree in coalition agreement to advance so-called 'Dichter law;' previous versions of the bill also sought to nullify Arabic's standing as an official language.

The Likud and Habayit Hayehudi parties agreed in their coalition agreement to advance a controversial Basic Law subverting Israel's democratic identity to its identity as the state of the Jewish people.