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U.S. A. Warns American Citizens Against Voting in Israel Elections

The United States Embassy here issued a reminder today to persons in Israel holding both Israeli and American citizenship that they will lose the American citizenship if they vote in the forthcoming municipal elections in Israel.

An Embassy spokesman noted that the United States Immigration and Nationality Act provides that American citizens, “voting in a political election in a foreign state” will lose their American nationality. The spokesman stressed that this rule applies to elections in all political subdivisions of a foreign country, including municipal as well as national or other political elections. General elections, including municipal voting and election of a new Parliament, are scheduled for November.