It's not about halakha, it's about politics. That's the shame of it all. The government and its religious bodies turn a blind eye to all sorts of things for political expediency. This time, however, it will backfire if they send a message to diaspora Jews that they don't matter.
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Preliminary report: Shooting attack in East Jerusalem's Damascus Gate (Haaretz)
from the article: Reform and Conservative Jews fuming ahead of Knesset vote on conversions