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All those who live in these former Israeli territories would be stripped of their citizenship

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Submitted by Anon (Israel), Feb 6, 2020 at 17:37

They would be stripped of their citizenship not on the basis of race/religion but on the basis of the territory they live in. And what will they do once that is done? They will not be under any form of Israel sovereignty. The land they live on will not be under Israeli rule. They could try to demonstrate and say: "Israel is an awful, racist state. We demand that Israel will extend its rule over the land we live on and over us, we want to be citizens - again - of this racist country", but this will persuade nobody. Sure, they could try to say: "We don't want our land to be under Israeli rule but we want to be Israeli citizens", but this too will sound less than convincing.

Redrawing the borders will mean that Israel will be without the land and without the people who live on it - they would not retain Israeli citizenship. Either they and their land are part of Israel or neither they nor the land they live on will be part of Israel. But like I said, if they'll want to demonstrate and to cry out to the world that "Israel is racist and we want to be part of it", then they can go ahead.

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1Dual Citizenship [120 words]RobertFeb 4, 2020 18:49257645

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