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Poll: Two Thirds of Israeli Arabs Reject Israel as Jewish State

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The Times of Israel reports: Two-thirds of Arab Israelis believe Israel has “no right” to define itself as the Jewish nation state, while a majority of Jewish Israelis (58 percent) say those who reject that definition of Israel should have their citizenship revoked, according to a new poll underlining deep divisions between the two communities.

Some 67% of Arab respondents “answered that the State of Israel had no right to be defined as the national home of the Jewish people,” the Israel Democracy Institute survey, released Tuesday, found.

The poll came as Israeli lawmakers are advancing the so-called Jewish state bill to enshrine Israel’s status as a Jewish state in its quasi-constitutional Basic Laws for the first time.

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