Thursday, December 15, 2005

Iraqi Israeli Jews vote

Arutz Sheva:

According to Hamida Al-Husseini, who is in charge of absentee ballots in the coming elections, even Iraqi Jews holding Israeli citizenship can vote. "How can we know what additional citizenships a voter holds?" Al-Husseini told the Maariv Daily. "We only check the documents confirming that the voter in question holds Iraqi citizenship."Anybody holding Iraqi citizenship, whether he/she was born in Iraq, or was born to an Iraqi father, is eligible to vote, according to Iraqi law. An estimated 290,000 Israelis are therefore eligible to vote. In order to exercise that right, however, one must report to the nearest polling station – which in the case of Israelis is in Jordan.
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