Family Unification – Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law

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On 5 March 2023, the Israeli Knesset extended the ban on Palestinian family unification for another year. This extreme racist measure, practiced against Palestinians for the last 20 years, would...
Adalah: There are no amendments that can be made which will repair this racist law, which creates Apartheid for citizenship and other fundamental rights
Adalah: The Citizenship Law anchors Jewish supremacy in the field of citizenship and creates a system of apartheid.
Adalah: No democratic country in the world denies residency or citizenship to spouses of its own citizens on the basis of their spouses’ national, racial, or ethnic affiliation
The remarks made by Minister Shaked are contrary to and violates human rights
Adalah: 'BDS blacklist' is reminiscent of actions taken by South Africa's apartheid regime which also prepared blacklists in order to punish people and prevent entry.
Law violates most basic tenets of democracy by making political opinions a consideration that may prevent non-citizens from entering Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Adalah, ACRI demand Knesset members reject bill that would prevent foreign non-residents who have publicly expressed support for BDS from entering Israel.
Law affects tens of thousands of Palestinian families, creates a separate track of naturalization for spouses of Palestinian citizens of Israel from OPT and "enemy states."
Dozens of visitors attended the opening of photography exhibition ‘Families Interrupted’ in Jerusalem on Wednesday 23 October 2013. The event was held at the Dar Issaf Nashashibi for culture,...
On 20 June 2013, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) issued its Concluding Observations on Israel, following its latest review on 3 June 2013. The Committee raised serious concerns...
Visitors packed the Al-Midan Theater in Haifa on 6 June 2013 for the “Families Interrupted” event organized by Adalah, in cooperation with Kayan Feminist Organization and Isha l’Isha, against...
On 3 June 2013, Adalah attended the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s (CRC) review of Israel in Geneva, Switzerland. The Committee is examining Israel’s State Report submitted in 2010...
Through a series of anonymous portraits, this exhibition captures the reality of the many thousands of Palestinian families who are forced to live in the shadows by the Israeli Citizenship Law.
On 13 April 2013, the Israeli government once again called on the Knesset to extend the discriminatory "Ban on Family Unification - Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law (Temporary Order)" for an...
Adalah submitted a report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in October 2012 to assist the CRC in developing its “List of Issues” for Israel following the submission of its...
UN Human Rights Committee releases List of Issues, (LOIPR), questions for Israel's review. Adalah's report and the UNHRC's focus include questions on equality and discrimination in Israel's Basic...
Adalah submitted an NGO report to the Committee in December 2011 on Israel's lack of compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD),...
Raneen, a 36-year-old Palestinian citizen of Israel, is married to 39-year-old Hatem, a Palestinian from the West Bank. They have been living together in the north of Israel since getting married...
On 11 January 2012, the Israeli Supreme Court in a 6-5 decision, delivered a 232-page judgment upholding the constitutionality of the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law – 2003 (as amended...