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https://www.timesofisrael.com/new-citizenship-law-advances-months-after-ban-on-palestinian-spouses-lapsed/

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Cabinet ministers gave first-stage approval Sunday to a bill that would again bar Palestinians who marry Israelis from receiving permits to live with their spouses in Israel, months after an earlier ban expired following a dramatic coalition fight.

The bill — widely referred to as the “Citizenship Law” — passed a vote in the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, which allows it to be fast-tracked through the legislative process. From there, the bill goes to the Knesset, where it must still pass three votes before becoming law.

 

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Important: even while the previous discriminatory law is no longer in effect, it's still been carried out illegally to this day, until this new Citizenship Law goes into effect:

 

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On paper, with the lapsing of the law, Palestinians married to Israelis are currently legally no different from any other foreign spouse. Israeli law grants foreign spouses residency in the country through a process known as family unification.
 

However, the Interior Ministry is controlled by Shaked, who has instructed ministry staff to continue as though the ban were still valid until further notice. Shaked has pushed for even stricter controls on Palestinian immigration to Israel in the past.

 

In a letter explaining the current policy in September, a senior Interior Ministry official said that Shaked had ordered the ministry to carry on as though the law remained in force while the office “examined the implications of the change.”

 

(same source)

 

Also, the inherently racist nature of these legal proposals has been openly acknowledged by Israel's Foreign Minister:

 

“There’s no need to shirk from the essence of this law. It is one of the tools to ensure a Jewish majority in Israel, which is the nation-state of the Jewish people. Our goal is for there to be a Jewish majority,” Lapid tweeted shortly before the law lapsed in early July."

 

(same source)

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Israel continuing to show it's an oppressed country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those who don't know sarcasm...

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*pretends to be shocked*

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3 hours ago, Earth Ripper said:

Important: even while the previous discriminatory law is no longer in effect, it's still been carried out illegally to this day, until this new Citizenship Law goes into effect:

 

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On paper, with the lapsing of the law, Palestinians married to Israelis are currently legally no different from any other foreign spouse. Israeli law grants foreign spouses residency in the country through a process known as family unification.
 

However, the Interior Ministry is controlled by Shaked, who has instructed ministry staff to continue as though the ban were still valid until further notice. Shaked has pushed for even stricter controls on Palestinian immigration to Israel in the past.

 

In a letter explaining the current policy in September, a senior Interior Ministry official said that Shaked had ordered the ministry to carry on as though the law remained in force while the office “examined the implications of the change.”

 

(same source)

 

Also, the inherently racist nature of these legal proposals has been openly acknowledged by Israel's Foreign Minister:

 

“There’s no need to shirk from the essence of this law. It is one of the tools to ensure a Jewish majority in Israel, which is the nation-state of the Jewish people. Our goal is for there to be a Jewish majority,” Lapid tweeted shortly before the law lapsed in early July."

 

(same source)

Surprise, surprise... Israel being a proudly apartheid state again.

 

There's plenty of other laws like this. The Admissions Committee Law of 2011 allows Jewish majority areas (no matter where they are located) to reject requests by Palestinians living in Israel to live among them based on "social suitability"  (i.e. ethnicity or nationality). This allows certain areas to remain "Arab free".

 

There have also been various laws which allow people to give preference to Jews (defined in law as those who served in the Israeli army) for jobs, salaries, homes and public service over Palestinians.

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