Vote early, vote often

By voting in the US elections, immigrants serve Israel and America alike.

May 7, 2012 22:58
Barack Obama with wife at Ohio rally.

Barack Obama with wife at Ohio rally 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque )

I thought I’d heard all the arguments for why American immigrants to Israel shouldn’t vote in US elections, but Elliot Jager managed to come up with a new one: Voting, he wrote, would be “a betrayal of my Zionist bona fides,” because “answering the Zionist call for the ingathering of the Jewish people in the land of Israel necessitates, perforce, abdication of involvement in the political affairs of one's former homeland.”

That one really stunned me. How can something that is good for both Israel and its closest ally possibly be a betrayal of Zionism?


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