Monday, February 8, 2010

PM Netanyahu: We'll let Israeli's vote abroad-'It will contribute to the connection and to Israel's strength'

(Ynet).Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to submit a bill allowing all Israeli citizens to vote abroad. "It will contribute to the connection and to Israel's strength," Netanyahu said during a Likud faction meeting on Monday.

The prime minister also said he would ask the government to approve a national transportation plan, which will promote railways bringing the periphery closer to central Israel.

If Knesset approves the bill allowing Israelis to vote abroad, it will implement one of the clauses included in the coalition agreement signed between Yisrael Beiteinu and the Likud.

According to the clause, "The government will form a governmental bill allowing the vote of Israelis who are abroad on Election Day, under conditions and criteria agreed upon by all the coalition members. The bill will be submitted to the Knesset within a year after the government's establishment."