A new law has been proposed:
MK Menachem Eliezer Mozes (UTJ) submitted a bill that would require potential mayoral candidates to live in the city in which he wants to run for mayor for a minimum of 6 months prior to officially joining the electoral race (i.e. a minimum of 7 months total).I think it's a very good idea. I never liked the British law which allows someone to run for Parliament to represent a district they may never have had even visited before deciding to campaign. I was also very disgusted with the Clinton's for moving to New York, a city they had no connection to, just so that Hillary could run for the Senate from there. Carpetbagger* or not, she won the race.
|Sports at Safra Square, the Jerusalem Municipality|
There was a time when it was permitted for Israelis who held dual or multiple citizenships to be Knesset Members, but now the first step for a candidate, even before election day, is to renounce all foreign citizenship. It's part of the loyalty one needs to be in high national office.
One can say that in such national positions, multi-citizenship is like polygamy, right?
1. a Northerner who went to the South after the Civil War to profit from the unsettled conditions.
2. any person, esp. a politician, who takes up residence in a place opportunistically.