Ben-Dahan calls for abolition of controversial govt conversion committee

A heated debate took place on Tuesday in the Knesset over the future of a controversial government committee for conversion applications, with Bayit Yehudi members Deputy Minister Eli Ben-Dahan and MK Betzalel Smotrich taking up opposite sides on the issue.

The body, known as the Exceptions Committee, has been the subject of intense criticism in recent years, came under even greater scrutiny on Tuesday, as the Knesset State Comptroller Committee discussed its operations.


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