Yishai working to have ID cards state one’s religion

21.06.2011                      19.Siwan, 5771

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Yishai working to have ID cards state one's religion

Interior Minister decided in 2002 to remove nationality clause, aftter court ruling that Reform, Conservative converts must be noted as Jews.

Interior Minister Eli Yishai (Shas) is working to change identity cards so that they once again state the holder’s religion and thus prevent non-Orthodox converts from being defined on their IDs as Jews.
Yishai, in the same post 10 years ago, was ordered by the High Court of Justice to recognize Reform and Conservative converts as Jews. All IDs issued since then have had eight small stars on the nationality line instead of a religion….