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Expansion of Israeli Citizenship to Non-Resident Jews

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Submitted by Frederick Bainhauer (United States), Dec 28, 2006 at 07:07

Purhaps it is time to consider expanding Israeli citizenship to Jews and others (case by case basis) who reside outside of Israel. Israel is faced with a demographic timebomb, which is set to go off mid 21st century. By allowing non-resident Jews to become citizens of Israel, it serves as a counter-balance to this impending democgraphic problem.

Such non-resident Israeli citizens could vote, and participate in the political structure of Israel, and also guarantee the survival of Judaism in the diaspora. ( It is important that there always be a diaspora Jewish community outside of Israel.-Provides for thre protection and continuation)

Non-resident, non-Jewish citizens of Israel, should be allowed on a case by case basis. Individuals who by choice of marriage, affinity, or religious reasons should be allowed to become citizens of Israel. However, loyalty, and an oath should be required of them, that makes it known to them that Israel is a Jewish State.

It is important to remember that Arab citizens of Israel, are legally Israelis, and should be accorded all the rights and privileges of citizenship. the obverse is these same Arab citizens also must understand that Israel is a Jewish state, and as citizens of this state, there are certian obligations. If they choose not to be loyal to Israel, then there is plenty of land awaiting them in the Palestinian state of Jordan.

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