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        12/4/2011, Kislev 8, 5772

      Bill Ties Identity Card to Loyalty

      Deputy Knesset Speaker Danny Danon submitted a bill, Sunday, that would add a declaration of loyalty to the state as a condition for receiving an identity card, passport or driving license. He said, "In the sad state that has been created, there are many citizens who are acting against the state that protects them. This outrageous situation has to change. Whoever is not loyal does not need to be a citizen."

      The Likud lawmaker cited crime statistics in the Arab sector as evidence the sector views the laws of the state with scorn. Referring to what he called calls by Arab Knesset members and other leaders for kidnappings of Israelis in order to free terrorists, their direct support of those who would destroy the state and their burning of Israeli flags during demonstrations, he called loyalty to the state rare in the Arab sector.

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