The Bennett-Lapid government faced its first significant Knesset setback when it failed to muster the necessary majority for a vote to extend a law barring citizenship or residency status to Palestinian spouses of Israelis. preventing Palestinian spouse who are married to Israelis from automatically qualify  for citizenship or residency status. A rebel member of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's Yamina party voted against the measure, joining the right-wing opposition which supported the law but wanted to thwart the new government.

KAN reporter Naomi Segal asked Prof. Abraham Diskin, an expert on Israeli politics about the recent developments.