Authors, ex-ministers sign petition against Omri Caspi Bill

April 1, 2012 16:26


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Allowing Israelis abroad to vote is cynical and anti-democratic, a group of intellectuals wrote in a letter sent on Sunday to President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Knesset speaker Reuven Rivlin, Supreme Court President Asher Dan Grunis and Knesset faction chairmen.

The letter was written in protest of a new version of the "Omri Casspi Bill" that cabinet secretary Zvi Hauser is considering, which would allow Israelis to vote in their first four years abroad, after registering at an Israeli consulate and declaring that they intend to return to Israel.

Authors Amos Oz and Yoram Kaniuk, Jerusalem Cinematheque founder Lia Van Leer, Professor Sammy Smooha, Professor Ze'ev Sternhal, former ministers Shulamit Aloni and Yair Saban, and others signed the letter.

According to the letter, the Netanyahu government is reaching "new heights of anti-democratic cynicism" with the new bill, which will "trample Israeli democracy" and is meant to quell any opposition.

Read the full story here

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
October 15, 2018
Explosion reported in Kazan, Russia at the office of a Jewish businessman