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Arab MKs slam Yishai for seeking power to cancel citizenship

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on June 7, 2009

“Yishai wants to cancel court decisions and to take the authority over political revenge into his own hands. Revoking citizenship is forbidden by international law – citizenship is not a favor, but comes as a result of the fact that we are products of this land,” Zahalka said.

MK Ahmed Tibi (United Arab List-Ta’al) connected Yishai’s initiative to a recent series of legislative initiatives that Arab lawmakers say all targeted Israeli Arabs, including the Nakba Bill and the bill to require a loyalty oath as a condition for receiving a national identity card.

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Steinitz: Deport 100,000 illegal workers

Posted in Internal Israeli Affairs by beyondtheborder on April 12, 2009

“What’s going on is an outrage,” said Steinitz at a meeting a few hours prior to the Passover Seder. “There are a 100,000 people taking jobs illegally while Israelis remain unemployed. The plan must involve painful economic sanctions on those who employ illegal workers.”

Currently, an employer hiring illegal workers can be fined up to NIS 100,000 (about $24,000) and Steinitz is interested in doubling this sum.

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