EU leads criticism after Israel passes Jewish 'nation state' law

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Law stipulates Jewish people have ‘exclusive right to national self-determination’ in Israel

Israel passed a law declaring that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, something members of the Arab minority called racist and verging on apartheid.

The “nation-state” law, backed by the right-wing government, passed by a vote of 62-55 and two abstentions in the 120-member parliament after months of political argument. Some Arab lawmakers shouted and ripped up papers after the vote.

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