Skip to comments.Defense Dept. Imposes Loyalty Test on American Jews
Posted on 06/28/2006 6:45:43 AM PDT by Ancesthntr
The Pentagon has banned security clearance to Americans with relatives in Israel. Government sources and attorneys said the Pentagon has sought and succeeded in removing security clearance from dozens of Americans, mostly Jews, who either lived, worked or have relatives in Israel. Official documents report that American Jews were asked by Pentagon examiners whether they would join a U.S. attack on Israel if the Jewish state was threatened.
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Interesting parallel. In good old Soviet Union, if you had relatives abroad, you were tainted and were barred from some occupations.
Dang! I always got the guys who looked like they shopped for clothes at Goodwill.
Did you say "I do"?
Again, I'm simply looking for facts. Others on this thread have, thankfully, provided some.
No expert here, but the concept of dual citizenship was my first thought as well.
On the contrary. Very very very few American Jews have dual citizenship.
When American Jews have dual citizenship it is mostly because, like me, they are immigrants. How many American Jews are Israeli immigrants?
If an American Jew emigrated to Israel he/she can attain Israeli citizenship. In the same way as an American Catholic who immigrated to Canada can seek Canadian citizenship. It may be easier and more automatic for the Jew in Israel, but the process is the same.
This one was a babe. Wearing tight clothes, open low cut blouse.
It is necessary to recognize that not only our "enemies" conduct intelligence activities inside the United States. Some of our friends, like Israel and France also have agents here. Much of their activities are what you might call corporate intelligence, trying to pick up information on new technologies in computers, aviation, etc. Research and development is expensive, so sometimes it's cheaper to steal secrets. These allies also want to have political and military intelligence as well. If they have dirt on which Congressmen or which Pentagon officials are having affairs, financial problems, etc., there's a potential to exploit them for information. They may not be our adversaries militarily, but they can use that info in negotiating import/export trade deals, treaties, getting favorable consideration when legislation comes to a vote, or getting a look at the strategies and intentions of our government.
Probably intentional to entrap you.
She was a real Mata Hari.
Dear Sabra, you'recomparing apples to oranges. You compared "Catholics" to "Jews". One is a religion, the other is an ethnic group, many members of which may not be religious at all. From what I read, a majority of Jews are agnostic now, partly due to the holocaust. But every Jew can move to Israel, and can claim citizenship and protection, even after committing crimes in their previous contry. What's it called? The law of return? Anyway, dual citizenship necessarily implies dual loyalty, and they should not be given high level security clearances.
It was a test. Did you pass?
Oh damn, there goes my dream of a brilliant career in the DOD.
"American Jews are NOT treated like Americans"
Incorrect. Scrutiny is properly applied to people with ties to countries that regularly spy on us. Even though we are allies, Israel is prolific, and generally successful in spying on us, so ties to Israel are scrutinized.
Ties to the UK, Canada, Australia, for example are generally no given as much scrutiny because those countries do not spy on us, rather, we have extensive intelligence sharing agreements
I think that most American Jews would agree that America is probably the best place in the world to be Jewish.
If you think otherwise, as you apparently do, you are just wrong.
Lapsed Catholics are Catholics and non practicing Jews are Jews in the exact same way.
It's not true that every Jew can claim Israeli citizenship if they moved to Israel. And that is the point anyway, isn't it?
They need to move to Israel. If they stay in the US they are not Israelis. If they are American Jews then they didn't move to Israel.
I dare you to name any prominent American Jew in any field that you care to mention who is a dual citizen and this not acquire the status in the same way I did by immigrating to the United States.
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