Opposition head Lapid backs court ruling, urges ‘freedom of religion for Jews’

Yesh Atid’s Yair Lapid, leader of the opposition, says he welcomes the court decision on conversion.

“Israel must have complete equality of rights for all streams of Judaism – Orthodox, Reform or Conservative,” he says. “We all need to live here together with tolerance and mutual respect.

“A sane government will put an end to the ridiculous situation whereby Israel is the only democracy in the world without freedom of religion for Jews.”