nation state: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the legislation's passage a historic moment in the history of Zionism and the history of the state of Israel, according to CTV. Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people, which honours the individual rights of all its citizens, the prime minister said. The government says the bill, passed in the early morning hours, will merely enshrine into law Israel's existing character. I repeat this is our state. Lately, there are people who are trying to destabilize this and therefore destabilize the foundations of our existence and our rights, he added. The Jewish state. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.