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Asked about High Court ruling, PM says, ‘We have to prevent fake conversions’

Asked about last week’s High Court decision to legitimize non-Orthodox conversions in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu avoids answering directly.

However, he tells the Tel Aviv International Salon for English-speaking voters, “we have to be very careful about tampering with the Law of Return.”

He asserts that Israel is the home to all Jews, but says, “We have to prevent fake conversions that could come into the country.”

Netanyahu highlights that he had a wall put up along the Egyptian border to keep migrants out, suggesting that African refugees are seeking to convert to Judaism in order to remain in Israel — a phenomenon that has yet to be reported.

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