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    • etna
    • 07.03.10 | 10:09 (IST)

    ... when the Rabbinate and the state of Israel realizes that if they do not accept the Reform and Conservative converts from the diaspora then they will also have to make do WITHOUT the checks from these groups! Non Orthodox Jews make up the VAST majority of diaspora Jews, and I do not imagine they will roll over on this one! Israel does not want to alienate the West, and in the last couple of years it is getting harder and harder to buy Israeli rhetoric, even for the hardcore checkbook zionist! This issue comes up now and again, but in the end the bottom line always dictates policy.

    from the article: New bill would make conversion insufficient for Israeli citizenship
    First published 01:33 07.03.10 | Last updated 10:17 07.03.10
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