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Regarding Racism and Dual Citizenship

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Feb 6, 2020 at 05:46

There is confusion and abuse over the term "Racism." Disputes over Sovereignty and Citizenship are not recognized as Anti-Racism struggles. Anti-Colonialism was always a struggle for self-rule, for example. Arabs aren't racist when they want their own state - and neither are the Jews of Israel.

The problem you raise is a legal one, however, when you advocate implicitly stripping Israeli Arab citizens of their Israeli citizenship. And here you seem to overlook the obvious: there is no reason why Israeli-Palestinian Arabs cannot have dual citizenship - let them also be citizens of the proposed or contemplated future Palestinian state. It seems that I'm the only one who has considered this possibility. For example the Turkish citizens of Germany are also citizens of Turkey and vote in Turkish elections.

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