Yishai pushes for bill giving him power to revoke citizenships

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 3, 2009 23:19

 
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Interior Minister Eli Yishai ordered Shas MK David Azoulay to submit a bill according to which the interior minister would have the power to revoke citizenships without the authorization of the attorney-general or the court. Currently, Citizenship Law stipulates that revoking citizenship requires the attorney-general's authorization and the court's consent. Yishai is pushing for the amendment in the wake of delays in revoking the citizenships of four Arab Israeli terror suspects currently residing abroad.

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