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    • 20.06.10 | 09:15 (IDT)

    When Israel annexed E Jerusalem in 1967, Palestinians were given an opportunity to become Israeli citizens. Most declined and were granted permanent residency which grants all rights of citizenship, except voting in national elections. Hammada does not want Israeli citizenship, but did become an American citizen. Why should he be granted the right to live in Jerusalem? And, for those saying it would not happen to a Jew - most Jews are citizens, not permanent residents. Why should Israel allow Hammada and all the others whose status has been revoked to continue to enjoy the benefits of Israel's generous social system, when he so clearly does not want to be an Israeli? Let him live and work in the US, since he did choose citizenship there.

    from the article: Palestinian Jerusalemites go work abroad and get residency revoked upon return
    First published 01:45 20.06.10 | Last updated 01:45 20.06.10
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