HaMoked's and ACRI’s application to join as amicus curiae in the matter of an East Jerusalemite whose residency was revoked after he obtained foreign citizenship. HaMoked claims, inter alia, that this is part of a long-standing policy aimed at depleting East Jerusalem’s population. The Interior Ministry's policy is founded on a twenty year-old judgment, which ruled that the status of East Jerusalem residents is identical to that of permanent residents born abroad; i.e.: it is subject to the provisions of the Entry into Israel Law, and is, therefore, revocable. In light of the special status of East Jerusalem residents in Israeli and international law, the organizations urge the Court to rule that this status is irrevocable.