Israeli Cabinet approves oath to Israel

The Israeli Cabinet has approved an amendment to the citizenship law that requires new non-Jew citizens to pledge their allegiance and loyalty to Israel as a "democratic state".

According to, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the idea of changing the law saying that it was "undemocratic and could harm relations with the minority Arab population".

Mentioned in the Star Tribune, other Israelis, find the law discriminatory because it only applies to non-Jews, and not even to those Jews of Jewish descent who come back to Israel based on the country's Law of Return