I lost my ID and was able to get it back - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • from East Jerusalem
    • 02.12.09 | 20:28 (IST)

    My experience with interior minister was very bad. Despite having racist laws against Arabs in east Jerusalem, none the less, the interior ministry goes beyond the laws and act as simple plain outlaws and at well. This is mainly due to the fear that Arabs have when going to the interior ministry and for being ignorant of the Israeli laws. My attorney was proud Arab who didn't fear the interior ministry rep and shouted in her face when she told me that I should leave the country and that she didn't follow the law when she decided to revoke my ID, mainly that I received 11 Israeli visa stamps to study in the US and I was not notified about revoking the ID as the law requires to explain my absence beyond the 7 years limit. With that, they had no justification in the court and the interior ministry was forced to give the ID back. I was lucky that I kept extra copies of the Visa stamps, others are not as fortunate.

    from the article: Israel stripped thousands of Jerusalem Arabs of residency in 2008
    First published 01:12 02.12.09 | Last updated 08:30 02.12.09
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