The two former world champions were visiting Israel as part of the state's 70th anniversary celebrations
64 Knesset members voted for the bill and 50 against. The proposed law is not expected to advance any further in the present Knesset
Representatives of Attorney General’s Office and Knesset’s legal department say it is discriminatory and unconstitutional
‘An Israeli nationality?!’ cried government officials. ‘Never!’ – and with the flourish of a bureaucratic pen, the ‘Jewish nationality’ was invented
Netanyahu wants Israel to be like a Western democracy. But does he know of one that doesn't aspire to be a 'state of all its citizens'?
Despite all the trouble, never before in history has the Jewish state flourished the way it does today, nor has it been as secure as it is now
The nation-state bill in its current form enables de-facto geographic separation between Arabs and Jews; Israel's deputy state attorney has already warned it is a 'blatant discrimination against human beings'
The bill would also permit Jewish-only communities, with critics in the Joint List of Arab parties saying the legislation is 'institutionalizing the apartheid regime'
Ayelet Shaked wants freedom to violate human rights as the parliamentary majority understands it at any time, and freedom to discriminate between the rights of Jewish and non-Jewish citizens
Minister Ayelet Shaked addressed the proposed nation-state law, contending that Israel as a Jewish state must administer equal civil but not national rights