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Liberman: Yisrael Beytenu will push for conversion reform, Western Wall pluralistic plaza

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman speaks during a Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting at the Knesset on November 8, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman speaks during a Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting at the Knesset on November 8, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Finance Minister Avidgor Liberman says his Yisrael Beytenu party next month will begin seeking to advance reform of conversion to Judaism and the so-called Western Wall compromise deal.

The proposed reform would allow municipal rabbis to perform conversions, while the compromise agreement would establish a permanent pluralistic prayer pavilion at the Western Wall.

Addressing lawmakers from his right-wing secularist party, Liberman also touts the passage of the 2021 and 2022 budgets last week.

“An important asset has been created and must be safeguarded, and this asset is political stability,” he says at a Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting. “I appeal to all party leaders — don’t surprise each other, don’t embarrass each other.”

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