Although Jews receive automatic rights to citizenship non-Jews 18 years of age or older may acquire Israeli nationality by naturalization subject to a number of requirements, such as:
they must have resided in Israel for three years out of the five years preceding the day of submission of the application.
they are entitled to reside in Israel permanently and have settled or intend to settle in Israel;
they have renounced their prior nationality, or have proved that they will cease to be foreign nationals upon becoming Israeli citizens. The Minister of the Interior may exempt an applicant from some of these requirements..
Seems no more stringent than most countries including the USA.
Israel's Nationality Law relates to persons born in Israel or resident therein, as well as to those wishing to settle in the country, regardless of race, religion, creed, sex or political belief. Citizenship may be acquired by: Birth,The Law of Return Residence, Naturalization, Acquisition of Nationality by Birth is granted to:
Thanks for the information, which confirms what I previously stated. There is much misinformation regarding Israel and it being a "Jewish" state. Yes, it was founded on the basis of establishing a homeland for all Jews who wish to come there, but it also welcomes others, as long as they abid by the laws. To bad the USA does not have the same standard regarding immigration