Explained: The Controversial Law That Endangers the New Israeli Government

Naftali Bennett's governing coalition is split on ideological grounds over whether to extend the law, which controls the reunification of Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza with their partners who are Israeli citizens

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The citizenship law threatening to fracture Israel’s new and fragile governing coalition led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has a long and fraught history, dating back more than two decades. 

The controversy revolves around the issue of whether Palestinians living in the West Bank or Gaza who marry Israeli citizens can be banned from living permanently in Israel with their spouses and denied a path to citizenship.

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