Israeli Lawmaker Proposes New ‘Nationality’ for Immigrants Not Considered Jewish Enough

MK Ksenia Svetlova wants new categorization for hundreds of thousands of olim, many from the former Soviet Union, who find their current treatment by Israel ‘offensive and insulting’

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To spare indignities to new immigrants whom Israel deems only partly Jewish, a proposed legal amendment would create a new nationality in the state’s population registry: “Eligible Under the Law of Return.”