Proposed Loyalty Oath Stirs Anger of Israeli-Arab Minority

A push by Israeli leaders to require all new immigrants to recognize the country as a Jewish and democratic state is causing outrage among Israel’s 1.5-million-strong Arab minority, most of whom are Muslim. Israeli leaders are concerned, among other things, by the reluctance of Palestinian leaders to acknowledge Israel as the Jewish state.

The Israeli cabinet has given preliminary approval to the proposed measure, saying it is part of an effort to protect Israel’s Jewish character and ensure its existence – Voanews