Iraqi-born Israelis can vote in Iraq’s upcoming elections. A spokeswoman for Iraq’s out-of-country-voting office said that anyone with an original Iraqi birth certificate can cast a ballot in the Jan. 30 poll, Ha’aretz reported. “There are no restrictions on Iraqis on the basis of religion, race or sex,” Sarah Tosh said. “This definitely includes those who are Israeli citizens today.” Since its founding, Israel has taken in some 130,000 Jewish immigrants from Iraq. But turnout from Israel is not expected to be significant.
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