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Political: March 23, 2012‎

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Cabinet Secretary Zvi Hauser is promoting a proposal that would grant the right of absentee voting in Knesset elections to Israelis living abroad. Granting absentee voting rights to all expatriate Israelis was part of the 2009 coalition agreement between Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu, and publicly supported two years ago by Prime Minister Netanyahu.

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March 23rd, 2012 at 9:37 am

Closed Society: December 28, 2011

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Minister of the Interior, Eli Yishai (Shas), asked the Knesset’s Constitution Law and Justice Committee to approve regulations whereby Social Security benefits and voting rights will be denied to a citizen who does not renew his national identity card to the new biometric card.  According to the new regulations, citizens will be required to renew their identity card every 10-15 years.

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