Rabbis deny 1 in 10 Jews the right to marry in Israel | Jonathan Cook: the View from Nazareth

Another repost from Jonathan Cook.

One in 10 Israeli Jews cannot marry legally in their own country, Israeli
legislators heard last week, as Israel’s religious authorities face a growing backlash against their wide-ranging powers.

The figures include 364,000
immigrants from the former Soviet Union whose Jewishness is not officially recognised. Critics says Israel’s marriage policies compare with those of Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.

Wonder if they get to vote.


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