Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dual U.S. & Israeli Citizenship - where does the loyalty lie?

Some very high ranking U.S officials have dual Israeli ciizenship, including Michael Chertoff, head of Homeland Security. Is there even one other country that enjoys such representation?
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Chertoff, Zakheim, Perle, Wolfowitz and a hundred others in high places have Dual US-Israeli Citizenship - where does their loyalty lie? (UK Telegraph blog)

Dual Citizenship - where does the loyalty lie?

In this increasingly mobile world more and more people are acquiring dual citizenship.

Usually it's simply their adopted country and their native country but in some cases, particularly in the USA, there is another motive for duality.

Take a look at these people who currently or have recently held positions of great influence and power in the American administration and ask yourself where do their loyalties lie?

Puzzling too is the fact that under US law if you take up the citizenship of another country you relinquish your US citizenship. So how do these people achieve the impossible? If you are a supporter of the Israeli state how do you feel about the USA being infiltrated and usurped by its friend 'ally'?

Michael Mukasey

Michael Chertoff

Richard Perle

Paul Wolfowitz

Lawrence (Larry) Franklin

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