Ayelet Shaked: Israel must safeguard Jewish majority | Israeli–Palestinian conflict News | Al Jazeera

Shaked said Israel must maintain a Jewish majority 'at the price' of rights violations [Tamas Kovacs/MTI via AP]

 

Israel must safeguard a Jewish majority even at the expense of human rights, the country’s justice minister has said in a speech defending a bill that would legally define Israel as the “national home of the Jewish people” for the first time.

Ayelet Shaked said on Monday that Israel must maintain both a Jewish majority and democracy,

“There is place to maintain a Jewish majority even at the price of violation of rights,” Shaked told a conference in Tel Aviv on Monday, Israeli media reported.

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