Its a one time phenomenon - disagreeing with Gideon Levy. Firstly so many other 'democracies', 'civilised societies' have ex-pat voting - the USA, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Secondly it is a nonsense to presume the voting patterns of all Israelis abroad. Thirdly it should have been a right conferred on all Israelis who choose to reside abroad, but such a long time was spent denying that there were substantial numbers of Israelis who made that choice, and treating them as if they were traitors - so fragile was and is Israelis' sense of themselves and the strength of their self- belief as a nation. This would be one small step to national maturity - regardless of the ulterior motives of the man promoting it, or his family members who would exercise that right to vote.
Australian Islamic State recruiter killed in U.S. airstrike in Iraq (Reuters)
from the article: If Israel lets ex-pats vote, what's to stop enfranchising all Jews?