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Liberman: Nation-state Law should not have been passed, must be amended to include ‘equality’

Yisrael Beytenu chair MK Avigdor Lieberman tells Channel 12 news that the 2018 Nation-state Law should not have been enacted and should reflect be amended to refect “word to word” the 1948 Israeli Declaration of Independence, applying the value of “equality” into Israel’s Basic Laws.

The nation-state law passed in 2018 defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. Its present form was opposed by Israel’s Druze and other Arab minorities, who insisted it effectively defined them as “second-class citizens.” Liberman supported the law at the time.

In addition, Lieberman says that Prime Minister Netanyahu is being “blackmailed” by his family members, who wanted access to decision-making.

“They want to influence the most sensitive security decisions. Netanyahu is afraid the truth about him will be revealed,” Lieberman says.

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