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Interior Minister Shaked: Israel is national home of the Jewish people above all

Minister rebuffs criticism of not accepting more Ukrainian refugees, tells opponents to consider long-term implications.

Israel is the national home of the Jewish people above all

How did Ayelet Shaked persuade Mansour Abbas to toe the line?

The Citizenship Law has passed, but what price will the government pay for it?

How did Ayelet Shaked persuade Mansour Abbas to toe the line?

Will tree-planting really resume? Meretz Minister says: No

Issawi Frej warns of "price to be paid" for passage of Citizenship Law, denies that JNF tree-planting will go ahead.

Will tree-planting really resume? Meretz Minister says: Noplayer

Coalition seeks to placate Ra'am after passing Citizenship law

Ra'am asks for guarantees Citizenship Law will be debated before it is brought up for renewal again next year.

Coalition seeks to placate Ra'am after passing Citizenship law

Meretz Minister: The Citizenship Law should not exist at all

Minister Esawi Frej: The Citizenship Law does not benefit the state and it should not exist.

'The Citizenship Law should not exist at all'

Knesset passes Citizenship Law

Law limiting ability of Palestinian Arabs to reside in Israel under family reunification passes final vote in Knesset.

Knesset passes Citizenship Law

United Arab List threatens no-confidence vote

Citizenship Law expected to pass second and third readings Thursday night, with opposition's support.

United Arab List threatens no-confidence vote

'Meretz will have to understand they can't coerce the majority'

Interior Minister pushes back on Meretz's threats over Citizenship Law.

'Meretz will have to understand they can't coerce the majority'

Mansour Abbas: Coalition stable despite internal conflicts

Ra'am leader says party shattered glass celling for Arabs in Israeli politics, Citizenship Law not a threat to the coalition.

Mansour Abbas: Coalition stable despite internal conflicts

Citizenship Law approved in first Knesset reading

Interior Minister Shaked secures a victory despite attempt by MK Tibi to turn vote on bill into vote of no-confidence in the government.

Citizenship Law approved in first Knesset reading

Shaked to bring Citizenship Law for vote this week

MKs to be given freedom to vote how they choose instead of on party lines for debate on Citizenship Law.

Shaked to bring Citizenship Law for vote this week

New Hope, Blue and White to support Citizenship Law

Meretz head Minister Nitzan Horowitz threatens coalition over expected passage of family reunification law with help of Opposition votes.

New Hope, Blue and White to support Citizenship Law

Tensions in coalition as Knesset to vote on Citizenship Law

Interior Minister Shaked to attempt to push through Citizenship Law a week after Meretz killed Draft Law.

Tensions in coalition as Knesset to vote on Citizenship Law

Opposition's version of Citizenship Law authorized in ministerial committee

Ayelet Shaked: Meretz thinks they can vote any way they please, which is why we had to appeal to the opposition.

Opposition's version of Citizenship Law advances to Knesset

Opposition to help government pass new version of Citizenship Law

Religious Zionist MK drafts new version of Citizenship Law, aimed at limiting Palestinian Arab family reunification requests.

Opposition to help government pass Citizenship Law

Supreme Court orders Shaked to address Palestinian family reunification

Supreme Court issues order requiring Interior Minister to address Palestinian requests for Israeli residency after Citizenship Law expires.

Court orders Shaked to address Palestinian family reunification

Ayelet Shaked's Citizenship Law headed for failure once again

Meretz, UAL vow to oppose law in Knesset. "Unacceptable attempt of minority to impose veto," says Justice Minister Sa'ar.

Ayelet Shaked's Citizenship Law headed for failure once again

Mansour Abbas: We will vote against Shaked's Citizenship Law

Ra'am chairman: We formed the government and brought Ayelet Shaked and others to be ministers.

'We will vote against Shaked's Citizenship Law'

'Shaked, Yamina, and coalition are in Mansour Abbas' pocket'

MK Simcha Rothman says Ra'am being in coalition prevents enforcement of citizenship law unless significant changes are made.

'Shaked, Yamina, and coalition are in Mansour Abbas' pocket'

Interior Min. Ayelet Shaked: 'I won't endanger Israel's citizens'

Interior Min. Ayelet Shaked shoots back at Haaretz after claims she 'doesn't want to bid farewell' to law allowing Israel to 'discriminate.'

Interior Min. Shaked: 'I won't endanger Israel's citizens'

Family reunification requests rebuffed by government

Citizenship Law has expired, but the Interior Ministry is refusing to deal with the issue 'until new policies are formulated.'

Family reunification requests rebuffed by government

Ra'am MK Mazen Ghainem: If Israel fires on Gaza, I'll topple the government

"I abstained on the Citizenship Law because I didn't want to overthrow the government, but we have clear red lines."

Ra'am MK: If Israel hits Gaza, I'll topple the government

Who was screaming in the Knesset in the middle of the night?

Ayelet Shaked's last-ditch attempt to persuade rogue Yamina MK Amichai Chikli to toe the line failed dismally.

Who was screaming in the Knesset in the middle of the night?

Rogue Yamina MK: I may run with the Likud

MK Amichai Chikli warns he may form new party if Yamina kicks him out, blocks his path to joining existing party.

Rogue Yamina MK: I may run with the Likud

MK Dichter explains why he voted against Citizenship Law

Likud MK explains why he voted against the Citizenship Law despite expressing support for it in the past.

MK Dichter explains why he voted against Citizenship Law

Shaked: The Likud is lying

Interior Minister blasts those who voted against Citizenship Law: Amichai Chikli voted against the Jewish state.

Shaked: The Likud is lying

Poll: Netanyahu erred in opposing Citizenship Law

48% of Israelis say Opposition Leader should not have opposed the Citizenship Law, compared to 33% who support his decision.

Poll: Netanyahu erred in opposing Citizenship Law

Shaked to Smotrich: How are you not ashamed?

Interior Minister blasts Religious Zionism party peader for failing to support Citizenship Law.

Shaked to Smotrich: How are you not ashamed?

'The Opposition hurt Israel's security - but we'll fix it'

Government to make another bid at passing Citizenship Law before existing law expires Tuesday night. 'Bibi and Tibi chose petty politics.'

'The Opposition hurt Israel's security - but we'll fix it'

Meretz MK reveals Citizenship Law deal with Shaked

Arab minister says Shaked agreed to give 3,000 Palestinian Arab families legal status in Israel in exchange for passage of Citizenship Law.

Meretz MK reveals Citizenship Law deal with Shaked

'Netanyahu joined with Arab MKs to undermine Israel's security'

Yamina excoriates former Prime Minister for helping to block law limiting Arab family reunifications in Israel. Rogue MK may face sanctions.

'Netanyahu joined with Arab MKs to undermine Israel's security'

Knesset rejects Citizenship Law

The coalition sought to extend the law preventing unification of Palestinian families by six months, but did not achieve a majority.

Knesset rejects Citizenship Lawplayer

Citizenship Law crisis: Shaked in contact with Mansour Abbas

Interior Minister hopes offer of humanitarian aid to PA families will ensure passage of bill. 2 Ra'am members to oppose bill regardless.

Citizenship Law crisis: Shaked in contact with Mansour Abbas

Bennett Resolute: Citizenship Law to be voted on today

Despite defeat in Arrangements Committee, PM Bennett determined to hold Knesset vote on Citizenship Law.

Bennett Resolute: Citizenship Law to be voted on today

In defeat for government, Citizenship Law fails in committee vote

Bennett government suffers its first defeat as Citizenship Law fails in Knesset committee vote. Bill to proceed to full Knesset.

In defeat for gov't, Citizenship Law fails in committee vote

Will the Opposition help government pass the Citizenship Law?

With just a day left before the existing law expires, the government still lacks a majority for passing Citizenship Law.

Will the Opposition help government pass the Citizenship Law?

Netanyahu: Bennett & Lapid incapable of keeping Israel Jewish

Former PM claims Citizenship Law inadequate for keeping PA Arabs out of Israel.

Netanyahu: Bennett & Lapid incapable of keeping Israel Jewishplayer

Local Likud heads furious at Netanyahu's intention to vote against Citizenship Law

Local party heads in mixed cities say they'll be the first to suffer from influx of PA Arab spouses entitled to citizenship.

Likud mayors blast Netanyahu over opposition to Citizenship Lawplayer

Final: Meretz will vote against Citizenship Law

Current law expires next Tuesday. Government lacks a majority to renew.

Final: Meretz will vote against Citizenship Law

The Citizenship Law and the threat to the Likud

MK Gafni warns Likud not to support Citizenship Law, demands they keep agreements to bring it down.

The Citizenship Law and the threat to the Likud