The right to vote is one of basic fundamentals of a democracy, and should not be dependent upon anything. Once we start deciding that there are some cases where a citizen loses the right to vote, we are on a slippery slope to denying it of many other sub sections of society. That, in turn, is the beginning of the end of a society.
Two seriously wounded in crime-related shooting in Netanya (Haaretz)
from the article: Israeli citizens abroad don't need to vote, they're absent for a reason