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    • Moritz (USA)
    • 02.06.11 | 17:12 (IDT)

    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.

    from the article: Fear is driving Israelis to obtain foreign passports
    First published 01:37 02.06.11 | Last updated 01:37 02.06.11
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