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Israeli Justice Minister: Maintaining Jewish Majority More Important Than Human Rights

HeadlineFeb 14, 2018

In Israel, the justice minister has sparked outrage by saying that maintaining a Jewish majority in Israel justifies committing human rights violations. Speaking at a conference on Monday in Tel Aviv, Ayelet Shaked said, “There is place to maintain a Jewish majority even at the price of violation of rights.” During her speech, Shaked also defended the controversial so-called Jewish nation-state bill, which would legally define Israel as the “national home of the Jewish people.” Critics say, if passed, the bill could be used to justify the widespread discrimination against Israel’s non-Jewish citizens.

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