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More than 60 percent of Jewish Israelis see tension between secular and ultra-Orthodox Jews as the most or second most serious domestic conflict, according to Smith Research Institute.

Researchers reported that more than 60 percent of Jewish Israelis support recognition of all forms of Jewish and secular marriage, as well as recognition of conversions to Judaism by all streams of Judaism.

The government allows only Orthodox Jewish leaders to perform marriages and conversions in Israel, and those not approved by Orthodox leaders must convert or marry "outside the country's borders."


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