The government restrictions on Israeli citizens' ability to return to the country from abroad mark an extreme erosion of rights that could also infringe on the right to vote in the upcoming elections, the Israel Democracy Institute said on Sunday.  In an opinion submitted to the deputy attorney general, the institute said that "setting sweeping restrictions on Israeli citizens' ability to return to the country from overseas is extremely problematic from a constitutional perspective and is without parallel in the democratic world."  The opinion called on the government to end without delay the ban on citizens' entry, or at the very least, not to extend the restrictions beyond their current expiration date. Dr. Amir Fuchs, a senior researcher at Israel Democracy Institute and one of the authors of the opinion, told KAN reporter Naomi Segal that while Israelis' rights in various spheres have been infringed over the past year due to the health crisis, the entry ban on Israeli citizens was a "step too far."