Will Israel become an exclusively Jewish state?
The Israeli Parliament is preparing to vote on a new bill that would legally define the State of Israel as ''the nation-state of the Jewish people''.
The final draft was approved by Knesset's special committee and, if approved, it will become Israel's new Basic Law, which is a constitution-like piece of legislation.
Israel's Palestinian opposition MPs have already protested the law draft, raising concerns that the new law would aggravate the existing marginalization of 1.8 million Palestinian citizens of Israel and those who live in the West Bank.
A Palestinian member of the Israeli parliament, Aida Touma-Suleiman said in a video she posted on her official Facebook page: "Now when we start the discussion on the Jewish State Bill in the Knesset, finally the Zionist extreme right wing put the official stamp on the Apartheid Israeli regime.
In addition, the new bill revokes the status of Arabic as an official language, leaving only Hebrew as the country's official language. It also gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government to expand the state's appropriation of Palestinian lands in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.