GIDEON LEVY AGAINST EX-PATS-VOTING - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • F. Hirsch
    • 09.02.10 | 07:35 (IST)

    Many democracies have their ex-pats voting. The remarks of Gideon Levy are this time totaly unapropriate. If "yordim" are not popular, they still have relatives in Israel and keep strong feelings for the "moledet". They are ready to contribute in many ways, including voting. Maybe this will also motivate them feel more involved and make the way back some day. Their citizenship is what differentiates them from non-citizens, Jewish or Christians, and should grant them the right of participating in elections. Voting involves more responsability than just supporting a side of the political map.

    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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