Proposal to Amend Citizenship Law in Israel!

The Isreali government has been called on by the Anti-Defamation League to broaden a proposed amendment to the Citizenship Act. This extension would cater to all those immigrants who are intending to apply for citizenship. These also include the Jews. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being demanded by the Jewish-American organization to bring about these amendments in the law pertaining to Citizenship.

According to Abraham H. Foxman, the ADL National Director, based on the founding principles of Israel which are based on equality, the government is being urged to cater to modifications to the proposed change in the citizenship law. This would see to it that it would applies to all immigrants (even those coming to the nation under the Law of Return) in Israel. There are many nations in the world which also includes the United States who expect their new citizens to take an oath of allegiance towards their new country. If this law is altered, it would be better for everyone who are intending to become the citizens of Israel. Mr. Foxman is known to be among the popular leaders in the Jewish community in the United States.

A similar proposal was introduced during the cabinet session by Yaakov Ne’eman, the Justice Minister. This proposal had approval the amendment but then the proposal was not accepted. However, this proposal could still be considered again in the future.

On the other hand, the Kadima party with MK Eitan Cabel (Labor) in he Knesset came up with an Israel Immigration law which permits the oath for loyalty to a Jewish state.

The proposal has come about as a response to what the Netanyahu government has been intending to pass in a series of legislations. However, there are mere chances of this proposal to be approved without the support of the coalition.

The main idea behind this proposal is for the nation to come up with an immigration policy to ensure that Israel continues to be known as a Jewish and democratic state. More so, it has been brought out in statements that the nation tends to lack an immigration policy which can be considered as being clear and defined. This proposal has been justified keeping this mind.

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