In 2011, a member of the Amsterdam Portuguese-Jewish congregation asked for a reconsideration of the ban, with the hope that it would finally be lifted. (It seems to happen periodically that someone, somewhere, demands the ban to be revoked — the former Israeli Prime Minister David ben Gurion did so in 1953.). Apparently the request was denied.
I understand the debate between allowing non believes into a Minian is still indisputable, but surely there are no exaggerated steps to excommunicate (חרם) them by today’s standards.
I couldn’t find any arguments for why the request was denied, and so I am asking it here?