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Vast majority of Jerusalem Arabs rejected citizenship & opted for permanent residence status

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Submitted by David Goshen (Israel), Jan 2, 2008 at 06:29

Of the few hundred thousand Arabs who were joined to Jerusalem only about 6-7000 elected to become citizens.This means that the permanent residents do not vote,cannot get passports but do voyte only in local elections.They do benefit from social services and democratic,orderly life.

It is most unlikely that these Arabs, though wanting the benefits of the Jewish State, want to be citizens!

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