A foolish gesture...and another proposal - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mikesailor
    • 19.10.10 | 15:46 (IST)

    Frankly, Israel should scap the 'loyalty' oath. But if they choose to keep it, I think they should end the idea of 'dual citizenship'. Make all potential Israelis give up their old passports and citizenship in all other countries. If they want to become Israeli citizens then there is no 'lifeline' by which Israelis can decide that if things don't work out, they can always go to Europe or the US or wherevever. Such a requirement would probably 'sharpen' the debate. If you have to renounce your 'Get out of jail free' card, then Israelis would probably focus more on the future and how to make their 'state' work, rather than feeling that if things don't go their way they can always 'escape' to a more civilized society.

    from the article: Netanyahu wants loyalty oath bill to include Jews as well
    First published 21:21 18.10.10 | Last updated 21:21 18.10.10
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