Le Pen: If elected, French Jews will not be able to retain Israeli citizenship

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February 10, 2017 09:40
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French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, from the far-right Front National party said that if she is elected, people holding dual French and Israeli citizenship would have to give up one of their nationalities.

The remark was made during an interview with France 2 TV on Thursday, where the candidate said that she would not allow French citizens to hold dual citizenship in non-European countries. "I am opposed to a policy allowing dual citizenship in [non-European] countries," she said.During the two-hour-long interview, host Léa Salamé questioned whether Le Pen was the French-Jewish viewers "if they are willing to renounce their dual Israeli citizenship."  Le Pen responded in the affirmative. "Israel is not a European Union country," she said.

Le Pen noted that such a policy would not be about Jews but rather about French Israelis, "to whom I ask to choose their nationality."



She added later that people who would choose to give up their French citizenship would not have to leave the country. "France is perfectly capable of allowing foreigners on its soil, even for a long time, as long as they respect French laws and values."

"We rarely have issues with Israel on this subject," she said.

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