Israel ‘Loyalty Law’ Rejected
31 May 09 | AJE
An Israeli government committee has rejected a draft bill that would have required Israelis to take an oath of loyalty.
The legislation committee on Sunday scrapped the bill, which had been tabled by the Yisrael Beitenu party, led by Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister.
The bill was rejected by a vote of eight to three, an official was quoted by the AFP news agency as saying.
The move effectively strips the proposal of government approval and significantly lowers the chances it would pass into law. >>>