The Amended Conversion Law: Problems and PitfallsUnderstanding what is wrong with even the now-amended law, just passed in the Knesset.
Gov't Approves Conversion CompromiseAll of the ministers except Jewish Home's Uri Ariel voted in favor of allowing local rabbinical conversion courts.
Minister Wants Additional Funds to Help ConvertsHousing Minister Uri Ariel requests additional budget of NIS 45 million, including funds to help converts prove their Jewishness.
Conversion Law: Return of the Druckman CompromiseKnesset expected to ratify less extreme version of bill Sunday that doesn't recognize reform conversion.
Left's Pact With Arab MKs for Conversion Law VotesHatnua and Yesh Atid support appeal against Arab MK Zoabi's Knesset ban in return for Arab vote for controversial Conversion Bill.
Knesset Vote Set on Controversial Conversion BillBill submitted for Monday vote, with rabbis warning it will prevent conversions being recognized in Israel and abroad.
Chief Rabbis to PM: New Bill Converts Won'tBe JewsChief Rabbis won't give recognition for conversions under new bill that removes their supervision, after world rabbis say the same.
Conversion Bill Approved for Second, Third ReadingConstitutional Committee rejects appeal by religious parties to revise controversial bill.
'Netanyahu Must Choose – Us or Livni'MK Rabbi Ben Dahan says if Hatnua brings Conversion Bill to a vote, Jewish Home will have to leave coalition.
Chief Rabbi Praises PM's Conversion DecisionNetanyahu's move to shelve conversion liberalization wins him accolades from Chief Sephardic Rabbi.
Chetboun Lauds PM's 'Brave' Decision on ConversionJewish Home MK says Netanyahu 'preferred the unity of the Jewish people to the unity of the coalition'.
Netanyahu Planning Spring Elections?Speculations rampant that Netanyahu's shelving of Conversion Bill is meant to strengthen alliance with hareidim ahead of new elections.
Report: Netanyahu Nixes Conversion BillPrime Minister torpedoes bill sponsored by Tzipi Livni's party following heavy pressure from hareidim. Will Livni leave the coalition?
Dep. Min of Religion on The Conversion ControversyDept. Minister of Religions, MK Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan, says there is only one way to diffuse the crisis threatening to split the Jewish world.
UK Rabbis Warn Israel Converts Won't Be RecognizedChief Rabbi David Lau meets with rabbis in London, who tell him controversial new conversion bill threatens to split Jewish world.
Bennett Vows to Fight 'Anti-Jewish' LegislationNetanyahu and Bennett agree that Conversion Bill will not pass against wishes of Jewish Home.
Conversion Requires Acceptance of MitzvahsThe format of conversion courts should be determined with the consent of the majority of rabbis, and via the Chief Rabbinate. A thorough exposition of the issue that is currently the subject of public, Knesset and media debate.
Conversion Bill could Divide the Nation, Warns MKMK Motti Yogev pleads with bill's author, MK Elazar Stern, to rethink establishment of independent religious courts.
Hareidi MKs Clash with Reform Movement LeaderMK Moshe Gafni demands Reform Movement head Gilad Kariv be removed from stormy committee meeting for 'hutzpah'.
Coalition in Crisis over Conversion BillJewish Home MKs say if bill presented by MK Stern is approved, they'll start voting against the Coalition, at least until next week.
Revealed: The Trade-Off That Won Hatnua’s SupportLivni’s party agreed to back three controversial bills in exchange for govt. support for its own contested legislation.
Ben-Dahan: Conversion ‘Dispute’ is Cheap PoliticsDeputy minister says hareidi MKs ‘upset’ over bill they themselves approved, claims they are simply 'looking for a fight'.