October 6, 2009


Can Ahmadinejad Invoke the Right of Return?: They say his mother was Jewish … (Brian Palmer, Oct. 5, 2009, Slate)

In the unlikely event that Ahmadinejad's parents were Jewish, would he have a right to Israeli citizenship under the country's Law of Return?

No. The Law of Return permits the Israeli Ministry of the Interior to deny citizenship to otherwise qualified applicants who are "engaged in an activity directed against the Jewish people" or are "likely to endanger public health or the security of the state." Ahmadinejad, who famously referred to Israel as a "stinking corpse" and has repeatedly called for its destruction, would be declared ineligible.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 6, 2009 6:48 AM
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