Monday, March 28, 2011

Knesset passes law to strip terrorists of Israeli citizenship

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman
(Haartz) - MK David Rotem: There is no citizenship without loyalty; lawmakers also agree to revoke stipend of MK Azmi Bishara, suspected of series of crimes against national security.

The Knesset plenum on Monday gave its final seal of approval to a law that would enable Israel's

Supreme Court to revoke the citizenship of anyone convicted of espionage, treason or aiding the enemy during war.

"Anyone who betrays the state and carries out acts of terror must know – citizenship and loyalty go together," said Yisrael Beiteinu MK David Rotem, who initiated the bill, which passed in its second and third reading. "There is no citizenship without loyalty."