The Russian foreign ministry said a recent law passed by Israel which declares the country a state for all Jews "complicates the peace process" and "increases regional tension".
Russian foreign ministry official, Artyom Kozhin, said unilateral steps do not serve peace, raise tension and greatly hamper efforts to launch the peace process.
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"A just and guaranteed settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict must be based on the principles of international law, relevant Security Council resolutions and the UN General Assembly, which provide to settle all final issues through negotiations," he added.
Last Thursday, the Israeli Knesset passed the "nation state bill" into law which limits self-determination right to Jews only.