Friday, March 08, 2019

Dual citizens do have divided loyalty

The House Resolution says:
Whereas accusing Jews of being more loyal to Israel or to the Jewish community than to the United States constitutes anti-Semitism because it suggests that Jewish citizens cannot be patriotic Americans and trusted neighbors, when Jews have loyally served our Nation every day since its founding, whether in public or community life or military service;
A 2018 post says that:
89 of our Senators and Congress hold dual citizenship citizenship with Israel
There are also politicians who claim to be dual citizens with other countries. I believe Senator Ted Cruz claimed to be a citizen of Canada, until he ran for President.

By contrast, Israel requires all its legislators to renounce any foreign citizenships.

The whole investigation of Donald Trump is based on the premise that he might have some loyalties to Russia as a result of some attempted business deals or political favors. None of that has been substantiated. But it is plainly obvious that Jews have loyalties to Israel.

I am not saying it is necessarily bad for Jews to be favorable to Israel. Trump is favorable to Israel, and he is not Jewish. Others are favorable towards other nations for other reasons.

I am just saying that if it is anti-Semitic to point this out, then every truth-telling person is an anti-Semite.

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