MK Rotem criticizes separate army, civil conversions

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 12, 2010 10:32

MK David Rotem (Israel Beiteinu) announced his opposition to the creation of two separated conversion tracks to Judaism in Israel on Sunday during an interview on Army Radio.

"Two types of conversion is not good from a legal standpoint," Rotem said during the interview. "Now they [the haredi parties] are creating a division from civil conversions and army conversions."

He continued, "I invited those who work on the issue of conversions in the field [to testify before the Knesset]. The IDF conversion are valid and done according to halacha. They [the IDF converts] are Jews."


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