Presidential frontrunner reveals Judaism conversion plans | 19 Nov 2023 | Argentina's libertarian presidential candidate Javier Milei, a prominent supporter of Israel, has outlined his intention to convert to Judaism, though he also acknowledged that any move to do so would likely have to wait until his political career is over. Milei, a 53-year-old self-described “anarcho-capitalist” who leads the Liberty Advances party, is squaring off against the South American country's economy minister Sergio Massa of the ruling Homeland coalition in Sunday's run-off elections. The contest, which follows an election in October that failed to establish a clear winner, has been dominated by Argentina's dire fiscal outlook. However, while Argentina's economic crisis will likely be the most pressing issue for voters, Milei has also made clear that he would view the United States, and in particular Israel, as key allies in constructing his foreign policies. "What I admire the most about Israel is its culture, its people," Milei said to the Times of Israel in an interview published early on Sunday.

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