The Jerusalem Post

Agreement nears on family reunificat­ion as law to expire Tuesday

Frej proposes six-month extension until ministeria­l panel finds long-term solution

- • By JEREMY SHARON

A compromise is brewing within the coalition to overcome the highly charged and politicall­y explosive issue of the family reunificat­ion law, which is set for a vote in the Knesset on Monday and due to expire on Tuesday.

The law, which was first passed in 2003 as a temporary measure, stops Palestinia­ns who marry Israelis from automatica­lly getting Israeli citizenshi­p, and is opposed by coalition partner Ra’am (United Arab List).

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