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Controversial law deems Israel homeland of the Jewish people

Clip: 07/19/2018 | 4m 40s

A controversial new law enacted overnight by Israel's parliament has again stirred deep emotions about the identity of the nation. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the new law for enshrining the basic principle of Israel's existence -- that it is the national state of the Jewish people. But critics called it cruel, fearing what it means for the Arab minority. Nick Schifrin reports.

Aired: 07/19/18

Rating: NR

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