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    • dee
    • 09.02.10 | 05:35 (IST)

    I guess it depends upon your own 'circle of friends'--the Israeli expats I know want peace, decry increased settlements and national belligerence, and would likely vote a more liberal government. Mr. Levy lacks faith in fellow Jews, and seems only to see those unlike himself...which may be because he objectifies diaspora and expat Jews as 'others' and can't see those who think in line with his views. Irrespective of his view or mine (of expat Jews), we need to remember that an electorate gets the 'leaders' it deserves...and individuals have little control over that.

    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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