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    • Jeff
    • 09.02.10 | 15:09 (IST)

    I don't see why an Israeli who lives abroad can't vote. No matter where he or she lives they always keep Israeli citinzenship and the children born abroad even if one parent is Israeli is automatcally given Israel citizenship whether that citizenship is wanted or not. Therefore, if an Israeli has an obligation to Israel from birth, he should have a right to vote. Here in Canada we have people from all over the world and many vote in their contries elections erelevent of their political outlook. One example is Italians who are born in Canada and don,t have to have Italian citizenship, the majority take it by choice and do vote in Italian elections.

    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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