Israeli Vote on Citizenship for Palestinians Becomes Test for New Government

TEL AVIV—Israel’s parliament is expected to vote Monday on a momentary law that bars citizenship for Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and Gaza who are married to Israelis, the most recent complicated difficulty that the new fragile coalition government need to conquer.

The law, which was first enacted in 2003 and has because been renewed each individual calendar year, expires Tuesday at midnight. Coalition parties labored to uncover a compromise prior to the vote, which will probably take area late Monday.

Israel’s still left-wing and Arab lawmakers, which includes many in the present government, say the law discriminates towards the country’s Arab minority. The proper-wing parties, which includes that of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, say the evaluate is needed to keep security and protect Israel’s Jewish character.

Opposition factions, which includes former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, are debating whether to again a law that they supported for decades on security grounds, or oppose it to frustrate the new government.

Mr. Bennett on Monday accused the opposition of deciding on political maneuvering over point out security.