Lawmakers seek to drop Arabic as one of Israel’s official languages

04.08.2011                      04.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Lawmakers seek to drop Arabic as one of Israel's official languages

Legislation, backed by Kadima, Labor and Likud MKs, would make democratic rule subservient to state's definition as 'national home for the Jewish people.'

Forty lawmakers from both the coalition and opposition Wednesday submitted a proposal to the Knesset for a new Basic Law that would change the accepted definition of Israel as a "Jewish and democratic state."
The bill, initiated by MKs Avi Dichter (Kadima ), Zeev Elkin (Likud ) and David Rotem (Yisrael Beiteinu ), and supported by 20 of the 28 Kadima MKs, would make democratic rule subservient to the state's definition as "the national home for the Jewish people."…