January 2012

Israeli Citizenship Ban

Sustained To Prevent National Suicide



    The judgment to ban citizenship possibilities for Palestinians marrying Israeli's is sustained.  Precedence for this ban is found in 2003 legislation that fumes about security and the need to maintain a Jewish-majority state. Human rights groups as well as civil rights groups have long seen this law as a violation of constitutional mandate. In the ruling given by Judge Asher Grunis, "Human rights do not prescribe national suicide".