The Israeli prime minister had said he would support an amendment that would allow gay men to become fathers via surrogacy.
The law’s passage was celebrated as a historic moment by Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies, but Arab legislators said the law was an expression of Jewish supremacy that had turned them into second-class citizens.
The “nation-state bill,” aimed at boosting Israel’s Jewish character, could end up denying equal rights to non-Jewish citizens.
Many say their rights are being eroded even as shootings, stabbings and vehicle attacks by Palestinians against Israelis have slowed.
Israel said Hamas operatives posed as young, attractive and, in most cases, female Israelis to lure young Israeli recruits via Facebook and WhatsApp to download the malware-infested apps.
The Israeli defense minister has offered help but has stopped short of saying that his country would become a haven.
On the first trip to the region by a British royal in 70 years, Prince William took in the spirituality of the holy land.
The trip is being billed as ceremonial, but the politics of the Middle East are difficult to avoid.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not implicated in this case, but the charges against Sara Netanyahu could have far-reaching consequences for him.
Former energy minister Gonen Segev was allegedly providing Iranian intelligence agents with sensitive information connected to Israel’s energy market and security sites.