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  7/28/2011, Tammuz 26, 5771

Knesset Turns Down Civil Marriage by Large Margin

An attempt to legalize civil marriage flopped by a lopsided margin in the Knesset Wednesday as a new poll shows that most Israelis prefer Jewish tradition in marriages. This is despite concerted efforts in the mainstream media to give the opposite impression and claim that the laws are opposed by most secular Jews.