Israel's Foreign Minister Lieberman and Interior Minister Yishai attend a session of the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem

 
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Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman (R, bottom) and Interior Minister Eli Yishai (L, bottom) attend a session of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem December 15, 2010. The session was held to debate a bill that if passed into law, would allow the state to certify the validity of all conversions to Judaism conducted by the Israeli army without the Chief Rabbinate's approval. The bill passed its preliminary reading on Wednesday. The political debate over the legislation underscored divisions on religious issues within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, which includes ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties. REUTERS/Nir Elias (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)