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Why would an American join Israel's military? Answers to that and more
Why would an American join Israel's military? Answers to that and more

The deaths in Gaza last weekend of two Israeli soldiers who grew up in the United States have caused many people to wonder about dual citizenship and about Americans serving in other countries’ militaries. Here are some questions and answers on the topic. Can an American become a citizen of a different country without giving up U.S. citizenship? Yes. “In order to lose U.S. nationality, the law requires that the person must apply for the foreign nationality voluntarily, by free choice and with the intention to give up U.S. nationality,” the State Department says. Does the U.S. let its people join the Israel Defense Forces? Yes. “Service with the IDF is...

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