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Stateless Jewish Russians in Israel or the Diaspora

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Dec 20, 2016 at 19:38

Dear Daniel Pipes,

Since at least June of this year, the Russian Federation
has implemented a policy of not renewing the passports
of Jews who fled the Soviet Union in 1991 or 1992.

Those who haven't taken steps to acquire citizenship in other countries
are now stateless. [see the link below to a Forward news article].

Isn't it timely and appropriate
for these now stateless Jews
to "occupy" the "West Bank" ?

Furthermore, since Russia now has "feet on the ground" in the Middle East
shouldn't Putin be confronted with the situation of the "Russian" Jews
whom he has stripped, en passe, of their Russian citizenship ?

I believe this issue, having come up
during the tenure of Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin
regarding Russia's Jews status as no longer Russians,
because the have been stripped of their Russian citizenship
within the last six months,
of their rights to renew their Russian Federation Passports,
and thereby strip them of their Russian citizenship,
may be a moral or Hasbara issue
to which he may be sensitive
if he wishes to remain on good terms with Jews worldwide and Israelis Jews in particular.

"Russia Quietly Strips Emigres of Dual Citizenship"
by Julie Masis June 12, 2016 Nikki Casey



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