WATCH: Recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, or an ‘ethnocracy?’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently proposed enshrining the Jewish character of Israel into a basic law, the closest thing Israel has to a constitution. What would such a law mean for Israel’s Palestinian minority? Israeli academic Oren Yiftachel talks about ‘ethnocracy,’ a term he coined that describes the Israeli regime.

By Lia Tarachansky / ‘The Real News

Lia Tarachansky is an Israeli-Russian journalist with The Real News Network reporting on Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. She is the director of ”On the Side of the Road,” a documentary on Israel’s biggest taboo – the events of 1948 when the state was created. Tarachansky previously worked as a newsroom producer in The Real News’ Washington D.C. and Toronto headquarters, and her work has appeared on the BBC, Al Jazeera, USA Today, Canadian Dimension Magazine and others.

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