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Thread #88448   Message #1659280
Posted By: CarolC
01-Feb-06 - 01:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: FLAME and radical liberal anti-semitism
Subject: RE: BS: FLAME and radical liberal anti-semitism
Do even all Palestinians, descendants of those who were refugees from the pre- 1967 Israel, have citizenship rights?

The Palestinians (within the occupied areas, as well as the Palestinian diaspora) do not have any rights to Israeli citizenship at this time.

Interestingly, according to this site, Israel does not recognize "Israeli" as a nationality...

"'The routine means for enforcing discrimination in everyday life is the ID card, which everyone is obliged to carry at all times. ID cards list the official 'nationality' of a person, which can be 'Jewish', 'Arab', 'Druze' and the like, with the significant exception of 'Israeli'. Attempts to force the Interior Minister to allow Israelis wishing to be officially described as 'Israeli', or even as 'Israeli-Jew' in their ID cards have failed. Those who have attempted to do so have a letter from the Ministry of the Interior stating that 'it was decided not to recognise an Israeli nationality'. The letter does not specify who made this decision or when.'

This was published over ten years ago and Shahak has been dead for about 4 years now but I am not aware of any change in the Israeli (or is it Jewish) position."