A woman holds up a sign against Israel's controversial Citizenship and Entry law, during a demonstration by Israeli Arabs ahead of a vote by the Knesset (Israeli parliament) on the legislation, outside the Knesset building in Jerusalem on July 5, 2021. (Photo by Menahem KAHANA / AFP)
[Editor: It turns out that discord between right-wing politicians in both the coalition and opposition snowballed on Tuesday when the government actually failed to pass a Knesset motion renewing the law that bars Palestinians from obtaining Israeli citizenship through marriage, with lawmakers from both sides accusing each other of endangering Israeli security.
A pre-dawn vote Tuesday on an annual extension to the contentious measure was torpedoed by Yamina MK Amichai Chikli, who voted against the measure, drawing calls for his removal from the faction. With two members of the Islamist Ra’am coalition party abstaining, the 59-59 vote was not enough to pass the bill. The law expired at midnight Tuesday.]