65-year-old from local kibbutz suffers moderate wounds after being stabbed in the neck in southern Israel; manhunt underway for suspected assailant.21:04 06.02.16 | 0 comments
Many Olims have dual citizenship, and, consequently two passports. Examples: Jews coming from the former USSR (after 1991), Romania, USA, Canada, UK, France. Regarding Germany, it's a little more difficult, because Germany does not like multiple citizenship, but there are exceptions (it's easier to maintain German citizenship while acquiring a new one, then it is to become a German citizen and maintain the original citizenship(s). There are also Israelis with more than 2 citizenships, and, consequently more than 2 passports, e.g. Romania (EU)-> Israel -> Canada -> USA. It's more about convenience: easier to work and travel on this planet. Israel, obviously is not a member of the EU and is, still, not part of the US Visa Waver Program ... I don't think such individuals holding more than one passport are "traitors", but I believe Government officials should only have one citizenship. They should be allowed to one diplomatic or official passport and, perhaps one simple touristic passport, both showing the same citizenship.