an israeli who didn't visit israel in the immediately preceding 10 years, can renew his passport for only one year; that is until he visits israel again. no matter the reason, he was sick, he was in coma, he was broke, he was busy, he had no reason to go! ... doesn't matter if he visits israel, then he can have again a 5 years, or 10 years (?) passport. so now, such israeli on "probation" can vote? doesn't make much sense now, does it?
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from the article: If Israel lets ex-pats vote, what's to stop enfranchising all Jews?