Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that he plans to promote legislation that will enshrine the country’s status as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The issue of Israel’s status as a Jewish state figured prominently in the peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians that recently broke down. Netanyahu demands that Palestinians recognize Israel as the Jewish homeland to prove they are willing to coexist peacefully with such a state.Speaking at the Tel Aviv site where Israel’s Declaration of Independence was signed, Netanyahu said legislation was necessary. More