27.07.2011 25.Tammus, 5771
Justice Minister says bill "stands in contrast to norm since the establishment of Israel," marriage and divorce according to halacha.
The Knesset on Wednesday voted down an attempt to open the option of civil marriages and divorces to Jews in Israel.
“Israel is the only democracy in the world where Jews don't have freedom of religion,” said MK Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz), who led the list of legislators behind the initiative. “There are currently hundreds of thousands of Israelis who are considered without religion, and cannot marry in Israel,” he said prior to the vote. “When the state was founded there was no such condition.”…