Defying Landmark Ruling, Israel Denies Citizenship to Ugandan Convert

Under the Law of Return, converts to Judaism are eligible to immigrate to Israel and obtain automatic citizenship as long as they have been converted in a 'recognized Jewish community'

Judy Maltz
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In a slap in the face to the non-Orthodox denominations, Israel’s Interior Ministry rejected on Monday an application for citizenship under the Law of Return from a member of the Jewish community of Uganda who was converted through the Conservative movement.

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