Gafni, from the Religious Party, chairs the Budget Committee. Today he closed down his Committee and will not meet till the Government accepts his principle. Which is: No converts.
Your mother is Jewish and you are a Jew, or not. There are about 500,000 Nordic (Russian) immigrants in Israel whose Jewishness is openly put in doubt. The Army's Rabbinate established a course to convert the immigrant soldiers who wish it. Gafni is sabotaging it. The spirit of Christmas has not descended on him.