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Why did Netanyahu vote against a law he wholly embraces?

Professor Neve Gordon has written an opinion piece for Aljazeera on the Israeli politician, Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Neve Gordon, Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Queen Mary University of London, has written a piece for Aljazeera on the Israeli politician, Benjamin Netanyahu. The article examines how his party voted against renewing the Citizenship and Entry Law that prohibits family unification among Palestinians. Gordon writes: "Racist to the core, this apartheid law not only bars Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza from receiving Israeli citizenship or residency following their marriage to a Palestinian citizen of Israel, but it also forbids them from moving to Israel to live with their Palestinian spouses."

Read the full article on Aljazeera.