Expats have to pay Bituach Leumi! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Nati Hans
    • 09.02.10 | 08:18 (IST)

    As the laws states that all citizens must pay Social Security regardless of whether they live in Israel or abroad, than expats should not be stripped of voting rights based on their country of residence. Israelis are Israelis period, and I find it hypocritical that some want to keep Israelis from voting when abroad. This is a common practice throughout numerous democracies. It seems that the left, which includes members in Kadima, is really desperate to stay relevant, it being very clear that moderates abroad tend to lean center right in the Israeli political arena. It would be disastrious for the Israeli left if Israel were to extend the right to vote to all Israelis.

    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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