Wednesday, October 25, at the plenary session of the Knesset held a debate in the first reading the bill submitted by the Deputy, Tzipi Livni, with the support of the «Zionist camp,» about the national character of the state of Israel.
The bill proposed Livni said: «Israel is the national state of the Jewish people with equality of rights for all citizens».
Voted against the bill 62 of the MP and only 36 supported it.
The leader of the «tnua» Tzipi Livni said that the deputies who voted against the bill and in fact voted against the Declaration of Independence.
«The state of Israel should be the national home of the Jewish people, the country of the Jewish people with equality of rights for all citizens. Yes, we have political disputes, but are you really willing to argue with the Declaration of Independence? Are you ready to not care about the word «equality» and thus to throw the Declaration of Independence to the dustbin of history…» said Livni, commenting on the results of the voting.