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
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).