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Thursday, January 13, 2005

israelis will vote in iraqi elections

thanks to the angry arab news service for bringing this to my attention.

according to an article in ha'aretz, all people who can prove they or their fathers were born in iraq will be eligible to vote in the upcoming elections. this will include hundreds of thousands of israelis.

i applaud this broadening of democracy, and urge the adoption of this principle in other countries. for example, the millions of palestinian refugees who were born in israel or whose fathers were born in israel should be allowed to vote in israeli elections.

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