For a state which views itself as a modern nation-state to assign to clergy --any brand or mode of clergy-- a role in deciding what amounts to the right to reside in that state or to take on the rights and duties of citizens, there is something that simply does not fit together. In that sense the Israeli entity is an inner contradiction. Hopefully, over time, Israel will be able to acquire a more rational self-understanding and definition of itself.
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from the article: Zionism must reject ultra-Orthodox view on conversion