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Netanyahu: Israel Is The National State ‘Only Of The Jewish People’ | HuffPost

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on March 10, 2019. (Gali Tibbon/Poo

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is the homeland “only of the Jewish people,” in a new jab at the country’s Arab minority ahead of April’s election.

Netanyahu on Sunday addressed “slightly confused people” after an Israeli celebrity defended the rights of Israel’s Arab population. Arabs comprise about 20 percent of Israel’s 9 million residents. They have full citizenship rights but have faced decades of discrimination.

Netanyahu responded: Israel “is the national state, not of all its citizens, but only of the Jewish people.”

via Netanyahu: Israel Is The National State ‘Only Of The Jewish People’ | HuffPost