Enact civil marriage, ending the rabbinate's monopoly. This is the only thing that will ever allow the rabbinate to improve and become a good alternative. The arrogance towards the American rabbinate is just a symptom of the hubris of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate, a corrupt monopoly. Only when the monopoly is finally gone (which it will be, but hopefully sooner rather than later) will the Rabbinate really start to serve the people. More people will choose halakhic marriage when this happens, not less.
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from the article: Rabbinate no longer recognizes overseas conversions