However, civil, interfaith and same-sex marriages entered into abroad are recognised by the state.
Under the Ottoman Empire all matters of a religious nature and personal status, which included marriage, were within the jurisdiction of Muslim courts and the courts of other recognized religions, called confessional communities, under a system known as Millet.
They worry you to death with emotional blackmail and guilt until you’re manipulated into doing exactly what they want.
Fortunately, Israeli girls can also make wonderful companions as they’re smart, worldly and supportive.
Israel’s religious authorities — the only entities authorized to perform weddings in Israel — are prohibited from marrying couples unless both partners share the same religion.