Two Days Before Israeli Citizenship Law Expires, Coalition Leaders Scramble to Reach Compromise

Coalition members Meretz and the United Arab List have said they would oppose preventing the granting of citizenship to Palestinians married to Arabs with Israeli citizenship, as have right-wing opposition parties

Michael Hauser Tov
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Israel's coalition leaders will continue Sunday to search for an unlikely compromise that would allow for the extension of a legal provision barring residency to Palestinians from the West Bank or the Gaza Strip who are married to Israeli citizens.

The Knesset is expected to vote Monday on the annual renewal of the temporary amendment to the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law, which expires Tuesday.

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