Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has said French nationals will have to give up joint citizenship, singling out Israel as an example of one such country the measures would include, if she comes to power.
Speaking to France 2 Television on Thursday (9 February) Le Pen, who is leading polls but is unlikely to be voted president in a knockout round, said under a National Front (FN) presidency French citizens would have to renounce dual citizenship for countries outside of Europe.
Le Pen said in response to a specific question from a reporter that special allowances would not be made for French Jews holding Israeli passports. “I’m asking the Israelis to choose their nationality. It doesn’t mean that if they don’t choose French nationality, they have to leave” she said.
However, Le Pen said dual citizenship with Russia would be allowed. The FN leader said her world outlook places Russia within …