Will Israel split from the Rabbinate? 75% of Israeli Jews want civil divorce

A new survey has exposed the underlying discontent a large majority of Israeli Jews have towards the Orthodox Rabbinate’s monopoly over divorce in the country, with 75% of all responders supporting a move towards establishing an option for civil divorce.

As expected, support was far lower among the ultra-Orthodox population surveyed, leaving a huge majority of non-haredi citizens in favor of the concept. Somewhat surprisingly, 52% of Bayit Yehudi voters said they supported civil divorce, despite the largely anti-progressive policies of the party’s MKs in the Knesset.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Will-Israel-split-from-the-Rabbinate-75-percent-of-Israeli-Jews-want-civil-divorce-449323

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