Committee to look at revising Law of Return


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A special committee was appointed to discuss revising Israel’s Law of Return.

The committee, appointed by Interior Minister Meir Steetrit, was charged Sunday with finding a way to stop granting citizenship to those with no connection to Judaism, Ynet reported.

The Law of Return grants automatic Israeli citizenship to all children and grandchildren of Jews.

Professor Yaakov Ne’eman, a former justice and finance minister, will head the committee. Ne’eman in the late 1990s headed a commission on Jewish conversions named for him.

"The Law of Return is an anachronistic law through which people that have nothing to do with Judaism receive citizenship," Sheetrit said Sunday, according to Ynet.

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