"a mistake which will be corrected" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Leon
    • 15.02.11 | 09:45 (IST)

    Unless there was reliable evidence that this person converted for the purpose to break his additional 20 year military commitment, this is shameful. It seems absurd that Israel allowed so many immigrants simply based on having a single grandparent being Jewish, but often denies orthodox conversions from abroad. When Eli Yishai speaks about a mistake that will be corrected, I think the real mistake is that Shlomo Amar has such powers.

    from the article: Modern Orthodox Canadian convert denied right to make aliyah by Israel's Sephardi chief rabbi
    First published 02:19 15.02.11 | Last updated 02:19 15.02.11
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