Interior Minister Silvan Shalom
Interior Minister Silvan Shalom Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

Interior Minister and deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom (Likud) is advancing an amendment to the citizenship law, allowing a revocation of the Israeli citizenship for those who betrayed the state even if they are not present in Israel.

Shalom contacted State Attorney Yehuda Weinstein in recent days ahead of the publication of a memorandum on the amendment, asking for aid in the process.

The proposed amendment relates to clause 11 of the Citizenship Law - Cancellation of Citizenship, which lays out the possibility to cancel the citizenship of those who breach the trust of the state.

If the amendment is passed, the Interior Minister will be able to begin proceedings to cancel the citizenship of those who betrayed the state, even if they aren't present in Israel during the process.

With the State Attorney's approval, the memorandum on the amendment will be shared to the other relevant sources to receive their feedback, after which the process to approve the amendment will continue onward.