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    • michael cohen
    • 09.02.10 | 11:23 (IST)

    Those in favour of expats voting - the Right-Wing - have a narrow, political agenda, to garner more votes for their parties. But there should be only one single principle in the case of voting in Israeli elections. Voting here has the potential to determine war or peace. Therefore, ONLY those who live here, and would have to face the consequences of a war, have any right to vote here. We do NOT need 'armchair Zionists' living abroad to help determine if we or our sons will have to die in a war that might otherwise have been avoided.

    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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