Anger in Israel over oath

Country's Arab community says plans to make oath to Jewish state mandatory is discriminatory.

    Israel's Arab community has been angered by the government's proposal requiring any non-Jew taking Israeli citizenship to swear allegiance to the country as a Jewish and democratic state.

    In a move seen by critics as an attempt to get support for a new settlement freeze, a controversial phrase is to be added to the citizenship law.

    Palestinians say the law would legitimise discrimination and the dispossession of the indigenous people.

    Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros reports from Jerusalem.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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