Can a christian be an Israeli Citizen?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, there are Christian and Muslim Israeli citizens right now. Unlike minorities in the surrounding nations, they enjoy the full civil rights of all Israeli citizens. There are even Muslim members of the Israeli legislature.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    NO

    Israel only allows Jews to become Israeli citizens.

    In 1999, the Supreme Court of Israel ruled that Jews or the descendants of Jews that actively practice a religion OTHER than Judaism would not be allowed to immigrate to Israel as they would no longer be considered Jews under the provisions of the Law of Return.

    Israeli legislators chose to make a clear distinction between the Law of Return, which allows for Jews and their descendants to immigrate to Israel, and between Israel's nationality law, which formally grants Israeli citizenship based on the Oleh's certificate. In other words, the Law of Return in and of itself does not determine Israeli citizenship; it merely allows for Jews and their eligible descendants to permanently relocate within the territory of Israel.

    The state of Israel does, however, grant citizenship to any applicant who immigrated to Israel via the Law of Return if the applicant so desires, though this is not mandated by the Law of Return itself.

    (wikipedia)

  • dork
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Some Arab countries, (UAE, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia) won't let ANY Jews even travel into their country, and worse than that, if you have an Israeli stamp in your passport, they won't let you in.

    Contrast that with Israel; they don't keep anyone out.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Absolutely. So can Muslims and there a few hundred thousand Muslim Israelis. Israel has no restrictions, concenring religions, with regard to citizenship.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes there are many of them but you won't find an Israeli or Jew even welcome in ANY Arabic land.

  • BruceN
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I gather you can, but you can't marry a Jew.

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