Israel on Sunday extended for six months a ban preventing Palestinians married to Israelis to immigrate to the Jewish state, the premier’s office said in a statement.
“The ministerial committee for security affairs decided tonight (Sunday) to extend for six months a text on family unification, which expired December 31,” said a statement from the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
That extension until June 30 denies Palestinians the right to acquire Israeli citizenship or resident status through marriage.
The so-called Family Unification provision has been the subject of an outcry from leftist movements and groups representing the country’s Arab minority, who charge the ban is “inhumane” and “racist.”
The ministerial committee also asked the justice minister “to work towards early finalisation of a law on family unification, which will meet the national security and long-term interests of the government of Israel,” the statement added.
The Israeli government is concerned that uncontrolled immigration could slowly erode the state’s Jewish identity.
Israeli Arabs currently number some 1.4 million, or 20 percent of the population.
ICE and Homeland Security busted pushing right-wing propaganda and conspiracy theories
Multiple federal departments have been pushing far-right propaganda to federal employees.
"An arm of the Justice Department regularly sent summaries and links to articles from an online white nationalist publication over the last year, a BuzzFeed News investigation has found. In addition, similar newsletters sent to the Labor Department, ICE, HUD and the Department of Homeland Security, included links and content from hyperpartisan and conspiracy-oriented publishers," BuzzFeed News reported Friday.
Trump claimed North Korea missile testing ‘would stop’ — but they just launched again: report
The upcoming G7 summit meeting in Bairritz, France will have one more issue to grapple with after North Korea reportedly conducted missile tests.
"South Korea's military confirms that North Korea has launched a projectile this morning. From South Hamgyong Province. Japan's government reported it first," Voice of America Seoul bureau chief William Gallo Tweeted Friday.
"North Korea has now conducted nine rounds of launches since early May. But this one's notable because it comes after Trump says Kim promised "this testing would stop when the exercises end." They did end Tuesday. And yet..." he noted.
Trump is ‘having a full-blown mental breakdown’ and needs to resign: Ex-Trump staffer
Leading Republican elected officials should work with President Donald Trump's family to negotiate him resigning from office, a former top White House official suggested on MSNBC on Friday.
Former White House press secretary Anthony Scaramucci blasted his former boss during an interview with Chuck Todd on MSNBC's "Meet the Press Daily."
"He has totally and completely lost it. There is nobody that can look at the situation, read the tweets, look at the press sprays, and say he hasn’t lost it," Scaramucci argued.
"What does that mean, lost it?" Todd asked. "Define that."