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Haaretz Cartoon

Haaretz Editorial

Every year, the Knesset convenes in order to extend for an additional year the emergency order that allows the state to prevent Palestinians living in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip who are married to Israeli citizens from living with their spouses in Israel. The emergency order was passed as a temporary amendment to the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law in 2003, during the second intifada, and is renewed each year through a Knesset vote. This year, the ban expires July 6. Ostensibly, the amendment is a security measure. During the second intifada, military authorities convinced lawmaker

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