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Israeli citizen gives up citizenship

PressTV Report. 24 year old Andrey Pshenichnikov is in the French capital with a purpose that goes beyond tourism.

This is his passport, the one he wants to renounce. In the past, some Israelis have managed to get their citizenship revoked, but there are no known cases of these Israelis applying for Palestinian residency or a Palestinian passport.

Born in Tajikistan before the collapse of the Soviet Union, Andrey Pshenichnikov’s parents moved to Russia in search of a better life.

And then the family moved to Israel.

It took only a little while before he discovered the darker side of his new country.

This experience influenced his years as a soldier of the Israeli Defense Forces.

Instead, Andrey Pshenichnikov lived and worked at the Deheishe Refugee Camp near Bethlehem, first in hotels and then in construction.

He is also open to the idea of settling down in Gaza.

Andrey Pshenichnikov says Israeli authorities have black listed him as a terrorist.

And he believes, it’s easier to give up his citizenship when he’s out of Israel.

He hopes, his decision will set an example and inspire others to follow.

The process to renounce his citizenship could be a lengthy one, one that Andrey Pshenichnikov says he is willing to face.

5 Responses to Israeli citizen gives up citizenship

  1. Blake June 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    Good on him. A man with a conscience

  2. searching June 20, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

    “Andrey Pshenichnikov says Israeli authorities have black listed him as a terrorist.”
    It is another proof how Jewish Power Elire uses Jews to its own aims and goal.
    Once they object to it, they automatically become the enemies of the state or “terrorists”.
    The same happend to many Isrzeli who dared to question their governement. It is a totalitarian state that functions under a cover of democracy ,
    so people living there have a dellusion to cling to.
    Mr Jekkyl or Mr Hyde face depending if you are obedient to the State, or dare to question its practices.

    • Blake June 21, 2012 at 1:39 am #

      Another case of projecting really. “Israel” was born out of terrorism. Terrorist and future Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin bragged that Zionists had brought terrorism both to the Middle East and to the world at large. That is how “Israel” was borne. A true terrorist entity.

  3. Ariadna Theokopoulos June 20, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

    Admirable. Who says wisdom comes with old age? My hope is with the young, like this guy, whose minds have not ossified yet and who challenge, defy, protest, inquire, and still ask questions instead of being smugly certain that they have all the answers.

  4. who_me June 21, 2012 at 4:59 am #

    this is the same guy whose story atzmon posted a link to recently. it’s interesting, he, pshenichnikov, is reviving something from the 20’s, when a small number of communist jews from russia settled in palestine and chose to not separate themselves from the local palestinians, but be a part of their communities.