All the Ways East Jerusalem Palestinians Get Rejected in Bid to Become Israelis

Interior Ministry says the years-long delays are the result of the volume of requests, but lawyers are convinced the backlog is a deliberate policy to prevent the city’s Palestinians from becoming citizens

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About two months ago Ahmed Issawi, a 26-year-old resident of the Issawiya neighborhood of East Jerusalem, decided to request Israeli citizenship. Like many Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem, the...