Why do people apply for a second passport - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Albert Edelson
    • 02.06.11 | 09:33 (IDT)

    I too, (like Gideon Levy) have no intention of applying for a second passport. Bear in mind when reading this article that not only Israelis would like to carry two passports. Had I not personally witnessed Lebanese villagers gaily waving their Canadian passports, when we drove across their villages during the 1982 incursion into Lebanon, I would not be reminding Gideon Levy that this is a normal situation in a world full of people who have immigrated to find better lives elsewhere. There are many "two-passport" carriers in the US! The Greek, Italian and many other diasporas living in the US have dual citizenship. What could we say about them? Are they too, afraid of their future in the US? Are they also disturbed about US politics? Are they dissatisfied with the US leadership? I would not jump to any conclusions about why people everywhere carry more than one passport.

    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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