For once, a small piece of good news, worthy of a civilized world.
Until now, everyone that wanted to claim Jewish nationality in Israel also got their religion automatically defined as Jewish. The law did not permit you to be a Jewish national and have a non-Jewish faith.
An Israeli judge now has ruled that this is now permitted.
From Haaretz news:
“This is a ruling of historic proportions,” Kaniuk said to Haaretz yesterday, with audible emotion. “The court granted legitimacy to every person to live by their conscience in this land, in ruling that human dignity and freedom means a person can determine their own identity and definition. In this way I can be without religion but Jewish by nationality. I am so thrilled,” Kaniuk said.