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U.S. Embassy Issuing Certificates to American Citizens in Israel

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The American Embassy here has begun issuing certificates of proof of United States citizenship to all American nationals living in this country. The Embassy has also begun listing Americansoserving in the Israel Army who do not desire to withdraw from the Army.

The Embassy’s activities are in connection with the McCarran Immigration and Naturalization Act, which goes into effect Dec. 24 and provides that Americans serving in foreign armies on that date will forfeit their citizenship. Meanwhile, the Embassy has asked the Israel Government to release from its army some 50 Americans who have indicated that they prefer to retain their American citizenship.

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