Citizenship

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On 21 July 2022, an expanded seven-justice panel of the Israeli Supreme Court delivered a ruling upholding the constitutionality of a 2008 amendment to the 1952 Citizenship Law (Article 11(2)(b))....
2022-07-21
The Interior Minister may now strip citizenship from citizens of Israel convicted of offenses that constitute a "breach of loyalty", even if they become stateless. Adalah and ACRI: “This decision...
2017-11-01
Move comes in response to Adalah, ACRI appeal against lower court’s decision to revoke citizenship of Palestinian citizen of Israel convicted of attempted murder.
2017-09-18
MK Touma-Suleiman: This could be preface to transfer of Naqab Arabs; policy aimed exclusively at Bedouin citizens – no Israeli Jews have been affected.
2017-08-06
Alaa Zayoud will be left stateless, in contravention of international law; Adalah, ACRI to appeal 'dangerous precedent' to Supreme Court.
2017-06-05
Israeli Interior Minister's moves to revoke citizenship of those convicted of acts defined as "breaches of loyalty" are being applied in discriminatory manner against Palestinian citizens of Israel.
2017-03-19
Law allows revocation of citizenship based on unproven and speculative 'concern' that state security might be threatened.
2017-01-03
Moves to revoke citizenship currently proceeding solely against Arab Palestinian citizens of Israel suggest selective and discriminatory enforcement of the law.
2016-06-07
Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri's decision is a drastic step that entails a severe violation of human rights
2016-03-02
Revoking citizenship sends humiliating and degrading message to Palestinian citizens that their citizenship is conditional and cannot be taken for granted.
2016-02-16
"The right to citizenship is the most important of all rights, as it encompasses many other constitutional rights."
2015-10-15
"International laws prohibit deportation of protected residents on the grounds of breach of loyalty, and prohibit the occupier from requiring them to swear allegiance to the occupying power."
2014-05-02
Adalah and ACRI: The right to citizenship is a basic right recognized in Israeli and international law; the revocation of citizenship requires extraordinary authority that is characteristic of...
2012-11-30
(East Jerusalem) On 26 and 27 November 2012, Adalah convened an international legal workshop on “Citizenship and Residency in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory”. The workshop...
Raneen, a 36-year-old Palestinian citizen of Israel, is married to 39-year-old Hatem, a Palestinian from the West Bank. They have been living together in the north of Israel since getting married...
Any citizen who cares deeply about the future of the State of Israel cannot but feel uneasy about the developments of the past decade and the growing number of racist incidents and intolerance...
2010-11-26
On 26 November 2010, Adalah sent a letter to the chair of the Knesset's Committee of Internal Affairs, MK David Azoulay, to demand that a bill to amend the Citizenship Law should be rejected. The...
In practice, the Citizenship Law creates three hierarchical paths for receiving citizenship in Israel: The first, the highest rung on the hierarchical ladder, is reserved for Jews under the Law of...
In this short article, I will discuss the legal culture of the state’s agents, who represent the official positions of Israel in cases regarding discrimination against the Arab national minority....
Question 1: What are the implications of this verdict for future decisions of the Supreme Court regarding human rights issues? Question 2: How, in your opinion, should human rights organizations...