Few Israelis of Iraqi descent will vote in Iraq’s upcoming election, officials said. Under regulations for the Jan. 30 poll, any Iraqi expatriate or foreigner born to an Iraqi father can take part, making at least 130,000 Israelis eligible. But despite the toppling of Saddam Hussein, Iraq has yet to recognize the Jewish state, meaning that the nearest place where an Israeli could cast an absentee ballot would be Jordan.
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