For the first time in the history of Israel, just 119 lawmakers are seated in the 120-member Knesset. American red tape is holding up the works for incoming Likud Knesset member Yehuda Glick, who was born in the United States.
Glick became the next in the Likud to join the Knesset when former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon resigned his post.
But the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation leader has to cancel his U.S. citizenship in order to serve in the Israeli government.
Glick already paid the thousands of dollars involved in revoking his citizenship. He’s also filled out the necessary forms.
The actual processing of all that red tape is now up to the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, however, and thus far the red tape is taking a long time to unravel.