Antisemitism in the US is on the rise - what do US senators and Israeli ministers have to say about it?
Let them vote!
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March 26, 2012 23:22
Israelis living abroad for no longer than four years and who intend to return home should be given the right to vote.
Haredi man casts ballot in elections [file]

Haredi man casts ballot elections 390 (R). (photo credit:Gil Cohen Magen / Reuters)

The most common reason given for not allowing Israeli expats to vote is existential: Someone who does not face the life-threatening risk of a suicide bomber, a Grad rocket, a gun-toting Palestinian “freedom fighter” or the threat of Iranian-made nuclear weapons hasn’t the right to determine the political policies that could mean the difference between life and death.

In Israel’s hyper-flammable geopolitical environment, say proponents of the status quo, we simply cannot risk permitting people on the ideological fringes to vote for a party that advocates the mass expulsion of Arabs or the creation of a binational state while living comfortably far away from the epicenter of the political earthquake that their decisions would create.

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