Voting for ex-patriots bill, not a fair idea at all... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 09.02.10 | 05:47 (IST)

    Despite the fact that I would be eligible to vote should such a bill pass, it is not right that citizens of Israel lives be decided but ex-patriots from abroad. We are effected by what's happening in the Middle East with Israel's situation but we shouldn't be part of the voting public. Unless one really lives daily in Israel, and not as a tourist or annual visitor, one doesn't really know the difficulties the citizens have endured or are currently enduring. Besides, there perhaps would be more unrealistic aggressive policies supporters outweighing the peace seekers for the region. This bill should not even be proposed to Knesset.

    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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