This is a great decision by the Rabbanut - it shows us all where zealotry leads: to the zealots devouring each other, as in the French Revolution. Maybe Orthodox rabbis in the diaspora will now begin to understand what non-Orthodox Jews have always felt: the indignity of delegitimation by self-appointed guardians of the faith. Of course, if the Rabbanut's decision is right, then Ruth's conversion with Naomi was illegitimate, her progeny were not Jewish, and since those progeny include Dovid Hamelech and eventually the Moshiach, the Rabbanut is in effect declaring that the Jewish people should be governed by non-Jews. Ah ... the self-destructiveness of zealots!! When will they ever learn ...
Jordan foreign minister says to speak with Kerry on Israel-Palestinian conflict (Reuters)
from the article: Rabbinate no longer recognizes overseas conversions