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  Av 2, 5767 , 17/07/07

Netanya Outlaws Pork

The Netanya City Council has approved a law prohibiting the sale of pork in the city, and city Mayor Miriam Fierberg challenged the Knesset to pass a similar law. The law was passed following protests when a large non-kosher food chain opened its doors in the city center.

Israel formerly prohibited growing pigs, which Jews from all streams of Judaism have avoided for centuries. The High Court several years ago overturned the law and in 2004 banned city authorities from enacting laws against the sale of the non-kosher meat unless they followed certain guidelines.

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