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EU voices concern over Israel’s ‘Jewish nation-state’ law

The European Union on Thursday said it was concerned about a new Israeli law which declares that only Jews have the right of self-determination, and said it would complicate a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

We are concerned, we have expressed this concern and we will continue to engage with Israeli authorities in this context, spokeswoman for EU Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini told a news briefing.

We've been very clear when it comes to the two-state solution, we believe it is the only way forward and any step that would further complicate or prevent this solution of becoming a reality should be avoided, she added.

Israel passed the nation-state law earlier on Thursday after months of political argument. It was sharply criticized by the country's Arab minority, who called it racist and verging on apartheid.

Source: International Islamic News Agency