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    • Michael Davison
    • 09.02.10 | 07:49 (IST)

    Having seen the talkbacks from ex-pats during Cast Lead, I have to agree with Gideon Levi (well, there's a first time for everything). The strident militancy of the Yossis, Avis, etc. from abroad were demanding that Gaza be turned into a parking lot. How much does one understand about politics and society after they've been gone for 10, 15 or 20 years? How in touch with Israeli reality are they? Most of them are no less hard-line than non-Arab Palestinian supporters. Change the electoral system and we can talk about it--as is, this is just a transparent attempt to increase the strength of a hard-line, right-wing government. After this comes about, the door is open to renew the demands that every Jew in the world should be able to vote in Israeli elections--even if they've never set foot in the country.

    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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