Trump ‘concerned’ after Israel questioned Ivanka’s conversion

Officials from US President-elect Donald Trump’s White House transition team have raised concern to Israel over questions concerning the legitimacy of Ivanka Trump’s conversion to Judaism, the Jewish Week on Wednesday cited a source close to the matter as saying.

“An approval by the Chief Rabbinate is seen as making for a closer personal relationship between the Trump family and Israel, and it is a step that is warmly welcomed,” the New York-based Jewish publication quoted the source as saying.

The remarks were revealed a week after Israel’s chief rabbis decided to review for “serious reform” the process for recognizing Orthodox conversions conducted abroad in the wake of several high-profile controversies surrounding the rejection of such conversions.


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