After Haaretz Exposé, Baby Born to non-Jewish Mother to Get Residency Status

The baby's mother, a non-Jewish Ethiopian, was in the process of settling her own status in Israel when the baby's Israeli father died. Interior Ministry refuses to grant her citizenship without court order.

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Following a report in Haaretz on Thursday about a baby who had been denied citizenship after her Israeli-born father died, Interior Minister Arye Dery ordered the ministry's Population and Immigration...