Israel president rejects Netanyahu comments about Arab citizens

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Reuven Rivlin speaks out after PM said Israel was ‘not a state for all its citizens’

Israel’s president has hit back at Benjamin Netanyahu after the prime minister said in reference to the country’s Arab minority that Israel was “not a state for all its citizens”.

Less than a month before the 9 April election in which the prime minister hopes to win with the support of far-right politicians and voters, Netanyahu wrote on Instagram that: “Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people – and only it.”

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