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TV: Short of majority, coalition likely to delay vote on family reunification

The coalition is likely to delay a planned vote tomorrow on the contentious Palestinian family reunification law, as it fears an embarrassing failure to pass the law, Channel 12 reports.

The 2003 law bars granting citizenship to Palestinians who marry Israeli citizens. The new government is internally divided over the issue, with Minister of Regional Cooperation Issawi Frej of Meretz, Labor’s Ibtisam Mara’ana, and the Arab Ra’am party opposing the measure.

Though right-wing opposition parties support the law, they have refused to step in to vote in favor, in hopes of undermining the new government.

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