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Judiciary: January 12, 2012‎

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A legal challenge to a law that bans Palestinians from living in Israel with spouses who are Israeli citizens was rejected by a panel of 11 Supreme Court justices. The Citizenship Law is temporary legislation from 2003 which prevents Palestinians who married Israeli-Arabs to receive Israeli citizneship except by special approval from the Minister of the interior for Palestinians who collaborate with Israel. The justices upholding the constitutionality of the law were Eliezer Rivlin, Asher Dan Grunis, Miriam Naor, Elyakim Rubinstein, Hanan Melcer and Neal Hendel. They decided that Israeli citizens have a constitutional right to family life, but this right does not necessarily have to be exercised in Israel. Judge Grunis said that “we have to balance this injury of the right to family life of Israeli citizens against a certain threat, based on past experience, to the life of Israeli citizens.”

Political: 29 March, 2011

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The Knesset has approved an amendment to the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law. The amendment allows to revoke citizenship from anybody convicted of espionage and terror.


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March 29th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Political: 10 January, 2011

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The Knesset Interior Committee today authorized the first reading of the Citizenship Act, which would permit revocation of the citizenship of Israelis convicted of espionage or terror offenses. This is in opposition to the Shabak’s position, which today declared that it is not in favor of this proposal.


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January 10th, 2011 at 3:00 am