Applicants for German Citizenship Must Now Declare Loyalty to Israel, Zionism in Saxony-Anhalt


Last Updated on December 6, 2023

New applicants for German citizenship in the State of Saxony-Anhalt must now declare their loyalty to the State of Israel and the cause of Zionism in writing, under a new decree from the state’s Interior Minister. The order follows in the footsteps of attempts from German federal officials, who have sought to enact similar immigration laws nationally in recent months while claiming that supporting Israel is the very reason that Germany exists.

According to the English-language German news publication The Local, the Interior Minister of Saxony-Anhalt, Tamara Zeischang, has “decreed” that to obtain German citizenship through naturalization, immigrants in the state will have to declare their allegiance to not just Germany, but to Israel and the cause of Zionism.

According to Zeischang’s decree, prospective German citizens in Saxony-Anhalt will have to affirm to government officials in writing “that they recognize Israel’s right to exist and condemn any efforts directed against the existence of the State of Israel.”

It’s unclear what exactly Zeischang means by efforts against Israel’s “existence” but, in several instances, even pro-peace ceasefire demonstrators in numerous countries have been accused of calling for the destruction of Israel, by virtue of calling for an end to the war.

Ironically, Zeischang is a member of Germany’s supposedly center-right Christian Democrats, the same political party as Angela Merkel, the former German Chancellor who opened the nation’s floodgates to fundamentalist Muslims, leading to a skyrocketing rate of Islamic terrorism and anti-Jewish hate crimes, as the mass migration ferried Middle Eastern ethno-religious conflicts into Europe and throughout the Western World.

The party also embraced a system of “rapid naturalization,” allowing third-world migrants to easily obtain German citizenship, which they’re now saying must be stopped.

The pro-Israel naturalization decree in Saxony-Anhalt is part of a larger effort on behalf of German politicians to assert their support for Israel and distance themselves from their Third Reich grandparents and appear to have taken inspiration from a larger federal effort.

Shortly after the war between Israel and Hamas broke out, Germany’s federal government sought to enact similar naturalization rules to Saxony-Anhalt and make prospective German citizens nationwide sign over their loyalty to Israel. Those efforts, however, have met resistance and have been slammed as unconstitutional, as has the decree in Saxony-Anhalt, which German immigration lawyers are expected to take to court.

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