In Blow to Bennett, Knesset Votes Down Extending Citizenship Law

Law barring family unification between Palestinians married to Israeli citizens expires, despite coalition's compromise ■ Interior Minister Shaked warns of '15,000 citizenship applications,' says sight of Likud, far-right lawmakers cheering alongside Joint List is 'madness'

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The Knesset voted down an extension to the amendment on the Citizenship Law on Tuesday morning after an all-night session, despite a compromise on the controversial legislation reached by the governing coalition. Fifty-nine lawmakers voted in favor and fifty-nine against, while two members of the United Arab List abstained.

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