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December 30, 2005
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Georgia’s president offered dual citizenship to Georgian Jews who immigrated to Israel. Mikhail Saakashvili made the offer Thursday as he took part in Chanukah festivities at the Great Synagogue in the capital of Tbilisi. “Jews who left Georgia for Israel need their own home in their historical homeland, but they can also have a home here, in Georgia,” Saakashvili told the crowd that packed the synagogue, according to the Federation of Jewish Communities.

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