Knesset Passes New Citizenship Law

Matthew Ley

​On Monday, March 28, by a vote of 37 to 11, the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, passed a new Citizenship Law. The new law states that citizens of Israel accused with acts of terrorism against the state or in aiding those who carry out acts of terrorism against the state can have their citizenship revoked by the courts. Supporters of the new law say that it is the right of a democracy to expect its citizens to be loyal if they wish to continue being citizens. Opponents claim that the law is targeted specifically at Arab citizens and will therefore be used unjustly in its implementation.

To learn more read the following articles in the Jerusalem Post and Haaretz.

To see a perspective critical of the new law read the following post on If Americans Only Knew.