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    • Avshalom Beni
    • 09.02.10 | 07:08 (IST)

    First of all, Gideon, there are 50 million Evnagelicals in America, not one million, but they are not ex patriots. There are also Israeli Arab citizens ex patriots in America and in Europe. . Benjamin Nethanyu has relatives in the USA. What's your problem with that? So do I. and mine would all vote MERETZ. However, if the Right makes military or national service a precondition then the Haradim and Arab voters will be disaualified, but so will many of the super right nationalist loonies who were psychiatrically exempt from military service. Not everuy expatriot is an aging Hilltop Youth,Gideon, and it might even open up a meaningful dialogue between right and left. Arab Israeli Expatriots should definitely be included, if military service is not required. Arab and Haradi citizens in this country should start opting for National Service as a viable alternative to military service. There are many hospitals and social service organizations in the Haredi and Arab sectors which need help.

    from the article: If Israel lets ex-pats vote, what's to stop enfranchising all Jews?
    First published 02:15 09.02.10 | Last updated 10:10 09.02.10
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