Friday, January 13, 2012

Israeli high court upholds controversial citizenship law

Israel's Supreme Court rules that Palestinians will not be able to acquire Israeli citizenship through marriage.
On Wednesday night, an expanded panel of 11 high-court jurists rejected a series of petitions against a provision in Israel's decades-old citizenship law that has been decried by many as a violation of the rights of the nation's Arab minority, many of whom are married to Palestinians.

Without citizenship, Palestinian spouses -- and often the children of those couples -- are rendered illegal, affecting a wide range of rights.
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