Why does anyone listen to these orthodox fanatics? They are a minority and they are unreasonable and they are bossy and they are obnoxious and they love to mix into other peoples' business. So why do you do it? For the money! They shovel copious amounts of cash into Israeli coffers. Israel must wean itself off this money. To you it's like a drug. If they want to give you money great but with no preconditions or conditions. No quid pro quo. You'll need to do what's best for Israel. And if that means recognizing conversions of sincere, righteous people by rabbis other than those affiliated with these orthodox fanatics so be it! When the dust settles on this issue it'll probably turn out to be a net gain because you did the right thing and you will have increased the number of Jews, which I would imagine is something that you would value.
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from the article: American Jewish leader: Israel is trying to delegitimize liberal Judaism