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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

I Wonder What Iraqis Think of Israel

The latest draft of the Iraqi Constitution bars Israelis from citizenship. (Hat tip: Seth Chalmer) This obviously isn't a practical issue since I doubt that many Israelis are trying to become citizens of Iraq. But I guess they just had to put that in. What's an Arab document without the standard we-hate-Israel clause:
Article 1
3. Any individual with another nationality (except for Israel) may obtain Iraqi nationality after a period of residency inside the borders of Iraq of not less than ten years for an Arab or twenty years for any other nationality, as long as he has good character and behavior, has no criminal judgment against him from the Iraqi authorities during the time of his residency on the territory of the Iraqi republic.
4. An Iraqi may have more than one nationality as long as the nationality is not Israeli.

Sounds promising.