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Do you have to be 18 to vote in Israel?
The phrasing of the question misconstrues the authority of the (passed) United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181. Most people incorrectly believe that UNGA Resolutio…n 181 (II), passed on November 29, 1947, "created" a Jewish State (Israel) and an Arab State (Palestine) on the map. This is not the case. What the UN Resolution does provide for is the permission for the different ethno-religious groups in Mandatory Palestine to declare a state. In the case of most mandates, the understanding was that the mandate would eventually become independent as one new state, like Iraq or Syria had. The case of Palestine was therefore unique and needed the permission to deviate from the traditional path of independence. Because of there being two states, provisional borders had to be provided, which is why a map was used, but those borders would only come into play if both sides decided to remain at peace. The Jews acted on the permission granted to them by UN Resolution 181 by declaring independence on May 14, 1948 (nearly six months after the Resolution was passed) and therefore creating the State of Israel.
If the children voted, they may make the wrong decision and the person they vote for may turn the area into a disaster if that person is elected. When you are 18, you will und…erstand who and why you are voting for that person.
Women have always had the right to vote ever since Israel's independence in 1948.
only the Citizens, at least 18 years old may vote. (That includes Jewish men and women who are citizens, Muslim men and women who are citizens, Christian men and women who… are citizens, Druze men and women who are citizens, Arab/Palestinian men and women who are citizens. But the law is very restrictive ... they have to be 18 years old.)
Women have had the vote since Israel's independence in 1948. So have Arab / Palestinian citizens of Israel, including men and women.
Israel is a representative democracy. It's government is structured much like the governments of Canada and the UK, for example. The members of its parliament and other lo…cal and national government officials are elected by popular vote. All of Israel's adult citizens have the right to vote. That includes Jewish citizens, Muslim citizens, Christian citizens, Palestinian citizens, Druze citizens, citizens of any other religion, citizens with no religion, women citizens and men citizens. There is no king. There have been several changes of government following national elections, and there has been no revolution, military takeover, or mass uprising of the people against the government since the modern state of Israel was founded in 1948. In each of these respects, Israel is politically quite unlike any other nearby country in the region.
no, all you need is a phone
The question as posed is rather convoluted. I want to say "YES" to the "essence" of the question, i.e. the UN did take a vote integral to Israel becoming a country, but I …have to say "NO" since the UN did not actually vote Israel into existence. The UN voted (affirmatively) on the legitimacy of the Jews of Palestine declaring independence as a state distinct from the more numerous Arabs of Palestine. This vote legitimized the Israeli Declaration of Independence, but did not cause it. Most people incorrectly believe when the UN passed UNGA Resolution 181 (II) on November 29, 1947, that the UN "created" a Jewish State (Israel) and an Arab State (Palestine) on the map. This is not the case. What the UN Resolution does provide for is the permission for the different ethno-religious groups in Mandatory Palestine to declare a state. In the case of most mandates, the understanding was that the mandate would eventually become independent as one new state, like Iraq or Syria had. The case of Palestine was therefore unique and needed the permission to deviate from the traditional path of independence. Because of there being two states, provisional borders had to be provided, which is why a map was used, but those borders would only come into play if both sides decided to remain at peace. The Jews acted on the permission granted to them by UN Resolution 181 by declaring independence on May 14, 1948 (nearly six months after the Resolution was passed) and therefore creating the State of Israel.
Responsibilities and privileges in Israel are defined in accordance with citizenship, not by religion. Arabs ... Muslim, Christian, and Druze ... comprise a significant frac…tion of the country's citizenry. As citizens, they have the vote. I don't have numbers available at the moment, but the numbers must certainly be significant, since there are all-Arab towns in Israel's north, Muslim Arabs have stood for office in the nation's general elections, and have been elected to the Knesset (parliament) to represent their Muslim Arab constituents. While we're on the subject, it must also be mentioned that Palestinian Arabs ... who are not even citizens of Israel ... have brought suit in Israeli courts against the Israeli government's planned route for the security fence/wall, asking that the route be changed to prevent their loss of access to their family land and crops. And have won their case ! I know that a supervisor is going to come along and delete this last remark, but I just have to put it here for as long as it survives. The remark is: Let's see a Jew try something like that in a Palestinian court !
Yes. Israel is a democracy - the only true democracy in the Middle East. The main elections are for the 120 seat Knesset (parliament.) Generally, there are many small and se…veral main parties elected. This means that generally the largest party must seek a coalition with some of the smaller ones in order to form a government. There are also municipal elections for the council and mayor. There are also elections for unions and other (semi) official bodies and forums.
Answer 1 They vote for the same things that all democratic countries vote for. Answer 2 This question, as posed, is unanswerable in any meaningful way. Israel (in its histo…ry of 64 years) has had over 35 political parties (of significance) that have run different campaigns in different districts in different time-periods. Israeli voters are also not one monolithic bloc (otherwise there would not be so many parties) and arguments which may hold sway over one group of voters would be strongly repulsive or irrelevant to another group. Like any other democratic country, Israeli politicians represent the hopes, dreams, goals, and ideals of the people who voted them into power. The most common "argument" between Conservatives and Liberals in Israel is over how to make peace most effectively with Arab countries. Liberals are known to embrace the land for peace stance and Conservatives are known to place an emphasis on peace first and then land.
In November 1947, Turkey was one of 13 UN members voting against Resolution 181 to partition the British Mandate into Arab and Jewish sections. The resolution passed. I…srael declared its independent sovereignty in May 1948. The move didn't require the permission of others, and there was no "vote". Israel was admitted as a member of the UN six months later.
You must be referring to the November 1947 UN resolution to partition part of the lands of the Middle East that the British were about to vacate, with one portion to be ad…ministered by the local Arab authorities, and the other part by the local Jewish authorities. That resolution passed in the UN General Assembly by a majority vote of the UN members at that time. The list of countries can be found on line. It was not a vote "for Israel to become a country". The leaders of Israel did that, six months later, as soon the administration of the Jewish partition passed to them from the British.
It needs to be clarified that the vote occurred in 1947 (not 1948) and was not about voting for or against Israel. The United Nations Vote was about the validity and binding n…ature of UN Resolution 181, which was the United Nations Partition Plan. The Partition Plan gave legitimacy to both the establishment of a Jewish State and an Arab State. The Jews eventually used this legitimacy to declare the Independence of the State of Israel, but there has never been a referendum on Israel's legality. The vote passed the required two-thirds mark to have binding effect, which means that it serves as a viable international treaty for all United Nations members. The vote came down (For-Against-Abstaining-Absent) as 33-13-10-1, 72%-28%. (Abstentions and Absentia do not affect percentages.) To find out further information (such as which countries voted which ways), see the Related Link.
According to the majority of current politicians, the average 16-year-old is not mature enough to make the informed decision required, but an average 18-year-old is.