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News and updates about Citizenship Law

Opposition's version of Citizenship Law advances to Knesset

Opposition's version of Citizenship Law authorized in ministerial committee

Ayelet Shaked: Meretz thinks they can vote any way they please, which is why we had to appeal to the opposition.

Opposition to help government pass Citizenship Law

Opposition to help government pass new version of Citizenship Law

Religious Zionist MK drafts new version of Citizenship Law, aimed at limiting Palestinian Arab family reunification requests.

Court orders Shaked to address Palestinian family reunification

Supreme Court orders Shaked to address Palestinian family reunification

Supreme Court issues order requiring Interior Minister to address Palestinian requests for Israeli residency after Citizenship Law expires.

Ayelet Shaked's Citizenship Law headed for failure once again

Ayelet Shaked's Citizenship Law headed for failure once again

Meretz, UAL vow to oppose law in Knesset. "Unacceptable attempt of minority to impose veto," says Justice Minister Sa'ar.

'We will vote against Shaked's Citizenship Law'

Mansour Abbas: We will vote against Shaked's Citizenship Law

Ra'am chairman: We formed the government and brought Ayelet Shaked and others to be ministers.

'Shaked, Yamina, and coalition are in Mansour Abbas' pocket'

'Shaked, Yamina, and coalition are in Mansour Abbas' pocket'

MK Simcha Rothman says Ra'am being in coalition prevents enforcement of citizenship law unless significant changes are made.

Interior Min. Shaked: 'I won't endanger Israel's citizens'

Interior Min. Ayelet Shaked: 'I won't endanger Israel's citizens'

Interior Min. Ayelet Shaked shoots back at Haaretz after claims she 'doesn't want to bid farewell' to law allowing Israel to 'discriminate.'

Family reunification requests rebuffed by government

Family reunification requests rebuffed by government

Citizenship Law has expired, but the Interior Ministry is refusing to deal with the issue 'until new policies are formulated.'

Ra'am MK: If Israel hits Gaza, I'll topple the government

Ra'am MK Mazen Ghainem: If Israel fires on Gaza, I'll topple the government

"I abstained on the Citizenship Law because I didn't want to overthrow the government, but we have clear red lines."

Who was screaming in the Knesset in the middle of the night?

Who was screaming in the Knesset in the middle of the night?

Ayelet Shaked's last-ditch attempt to persuade rogue Yamina MK Amichai Chikli to toe the line failed dismally.

Rogue Yamina MK: I may run with the Likud

Rogue Yamina MK: I may run with the Likud

MK Amichai Chikli warns he may form new party if Yamina kicks him out, blocks his path to joining existing party.

MK Dichter explains why he voted against Citizenship Law

MK Dichter explains why he voted against Citizenship Law

Likud MK explains why he voted against the Citizenship Law despite expressing support for it in the past.

Shaked: The Likud is lying

Shaked: The Likud is lying

Interior Minister blasts those who voted against Citizenship Law: Amichai Chikli voted against the Jewish state.

Poll: Netanyahu erred in opposing Citizenship Law

Poll: Netanyahu erred in opposing Citizenship Law

48% of Israelis say Opposition Leader should not have opposed the Citizenship Law, compared to 33% who support his decision.

Shaked to Smotrich: How are you not ashamed?

Shaked to Smotrich: How are you not ashamed?

Interior Minister blasts Religious Zionism party peader for failing to support Citizenship Law.

'The Opposition hurt Israel's security - but we'll fix it'

'The Opposition hurt Israel's security - but we'll fix it'

Government to make another bid at passing Citizenship Law before existing law expires Tuesday night. 'Bibi and Tibi chose petty politics.'

Meretz MK reveals Citizenship Law deal with Shaked

Meretz MK reveals Citizenship Law deal with Shaked

Arab minister says Shaked agreed to give 3,000 Palestinian Arab families legal status in Israel in exchange for passage of Citizenship Law.

'Netanyahu joined with Arab MKs to undermine Israel's security'

'Netanyahu joined with Arab MKs to undermine Israel's security'

Yamina excoriates former Prime Minister for helping to block law limiting Arab family reunifications in Israel. Rogue MK may face sanctions.

Knesset rejects Citizenship Lawplayer

Knesset rejects Citizenship Law

The coalition sought to extend the law preventing unification of Palestinian families by six months, but did not achieve a majority.

Citizenship Law crisis: Shaked in contact with Mansour Abbas

Citizenship Law crisis: Shaked in contact with Mansour Abbas

Interior Minister hopes offer of humanitarian aid to PA families will ensure passage of bill. 2 Ra'am members to oppose bill regardless.

Bennett Resolute: Citizenship Law to be voted on today

Bennett Resolute: Citizenship Law to be voted on today

Despite defeat in Arrangements Committee, PM Bennett determined to hold Knesset vote on Citizenship Law.

In defeat for gov't, Citizenship Law fails in committee vote

In defeat for government, Citizenship Law fails in committee vote

Bennett government suffers its first defeat as Citizenship Law fails in Knesset committee vote. Bill to proceed to full Knesset.

Will the Opposition help government pass the Citizenship Law?

Will the Opposition help government pass the Citizenship Law?

With just a day left before the existing law expires, the government still lacks a majority for passing Citizenship Law.

Netanyahu: Bennett & Lapid incapable of keeping Israel Jewishplayer

Netanyahu: Bennett & Lapid incapable of keeping Israel Jewish

Former PM claims Citizenship Law inadequate for keeping PA Arabs out of Israel.

Likud mayors blast Netanyahu over opposition to Citizenship Lawplayer

Local Likud heads furious at Netanyahu's intention to vote against Citizenship Law

Local party heads in mixed cities say they'll be the first to suffer from influx of PA Arab spouses entitled to citizenship.

Final: Meretz will vote against Citizenship Law

Final: Meretz will vote against Citizenship Law

Current law expires next Tuesday. Government lacks a majority to renew.

The Citizenship Law and the threat to the Likud

The Citizenship Law and the threat to the Likud

MK Gafni warns Likud not to support Citizenship Law, demands they keep agreements to bring it down.

Poised to lose vote, gov't stalls on Citizenship Law

Poised to lose vote, gov't stalls on Citizenship Law

Insults traded at stormy Knesset committee session as government struggles to craft creative solution to Citizenship Law.

Germany passes new citizenship law for families of Nazi victims

Germany passes new citizenship law for families of Nazi victims

Law closes loopholes to make it easier for descendants of German Jews to reclaim German citizenship.

MK: Citizenship law cannot give Arabs de facto 'right of return'player

MK Simcha Rothman: Citizenship law cannot give Arabs de facto 'right of return'

MK Attorney Simcha Rothman tells Arutz Sheva why the Citizenship Law is a bad law that needs to be replaced, not extended for another year.

New law: Israeli becomes 1st Jew to reclaim Austrian citizenship

Vienna-born Israeli 84, becomes first Jew to reclaim Austrian citizenship under new law

New law allows those persecuted by Nazi regime and direct descendants to obtain Austrian citizenship without giving up current passports.

Ongoing protests against citizenship law rock Indiaplayer

Ongoing protests against citizenship law rock India

India's parliament passes bill to let Indian government grant citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants - but not if they are Muslim.

Law Prevents Terrorists Claiming 'Family Reunification'

Citizenship Law Extended for Another Year

Law prevents Palestinian Arabs from marrying Israelis to gain residency in the Jewish state, a practice deemed to be a security risk.

Knesset Extends Order Preventing Unification by Marriage

Knesset Extends Marriage Unification Order

Knesset extends order that prevents the family unification law from being taken advantage of for terrorism purposes.

Hotovely Praises Supreme Court on Citizenship Law

Hotovely Praises Supreme Court on Citizenship Law

MK Hotovely praised the Supreme Court for upholding Israel's policy of not extending citizenship to PA Arabs who marry Israelis.

Arab MK Concerned About Israeli Arabs Moving to PA Areas

MK Concerned About Arabs Moving to PA Areas

MK Jamal Zahalka says Israeli Arabs who married PA Arabs may move into PA-controlled areas so their families can unite.

Court Rejects Appeal Against ‘Invasion by Marriage’ Measure

Court Rejects Appeal Against ‘Invasion’ Measure

Supreme Court rejects a petition against a measure which prevents the unification of PA Arabs with their Israeli Arab spouses.

MK Rotem:  Lieberman Fulfilled His Promise

Lieberman Fulfilled His Promise

MK David Rotem believes Citizenship Law is the first of many future Zionist laws.

Government to Debate Loyalty Pledge: PM Approves

Ministers to Debate Loyalty Oath

Proposed amendment to Citizenship Law would require all aspiring citizens to pledge allegiance to a Jewish state.