This is a mistake. What if American rabbis refused to recognize Israeli conversions, marriages and gets? I guess I would be up a creek because I was married in rabbinate in TA. This would lead to big schism between Jews of Israel and Jews of the diaspora. it woould be in effect saying there are two differnet religions, a divorace between Israel and the world. I would hate to see one famiy become two. It is bad enough that reform Judaism's paternal lineage already divides us. Is Judaism now to become like Christianity with Protestantism and Catholicism, each fightinh the other for authenticity? Haval, Alas. I would really fear for both our futures. As Ben Franklin said about the 13 colonies: United we stand divided we fall.
World Jewish Congress: Nazi train treasures must go to rightful owners (Reuters)
from the article: Rabbinate no longer recognizes overseas conversions