Report: More Than 33,000 Israelis Have Obtained German Citizenship Since 2000

A woman strikes a pose infront of the Brandenburg Gate with the Israeli flag projected onto in Berlin, on January 9, 2017 to pay tribute to the victims of the ramming attack in Jerusalem. Israel was to bury four soldiers on January 9, 2017 killed when a Palestinian rammed a …
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The Times of Israel reports: More than 33,000 Israelis have received German citizenship since 2000, the Bundestag revealed in response to a query submitted by the Green Party.

Between 2000 and 2015, 33,321 Israelis were granted German passports. Of them, 31,722 have kept their citizenship and 1,599 have renounced it.

The number of Israelis in Germany far exceeds the number of Israelis who have a German passport, according to recent data revealed by the Berlin government.

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