U.S. Zionists resist change in `law of return.'

January 1997
Christian Century;01/15/97, Vol. 114 Issue 2, p40
Reports that the leaders of the American Zionist Movement have urged the Israeli government to reject any legislation that would change existing policies regarding religious conversions and automatic Israeli citizenship. Request for Israeli's Parliament to restrict legal recognition of all Jewish conversions to those approved by Israel's Chief Rabbinate.


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