Conversion Unity Talks: Going Nowhere

Insiders to unity talks between Orthodox MKs, non-Orthodox movements and Jewish Agency say they are not bearing any real fruit.

from The Jerusalem Post:

Elkin: Conversion bill delays good for country, coalition

The country is profiting from the fact that no real progress is being made in legislating the so-called conversion bill, coalition chairman Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) said on Tuesday.

“I’m one of those who isn’t exactly crying over the fact that the bill is being delayed, since Israel is benefitting in another sphere,” he told rabbis from the liberal-Orthodox Tzohar organization during their fourth international rabbinic conference at Jerusalem’s Leonardo Hotel.