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Sacrificial Free Sheep Offered With TV at Israeli Shop

Veterinary authorities close down grim promotion

(Newser) - It's sheep-slaughtering time among Israel's minority Arabs and an electrical appliance shop is cashing in with a buy-one-get-one free offer—but in this case, the freebie is a sheep. The shop offered a free sheep, to be sacrificed on today's Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, with any purchase of a... More »

'Demagogue' Makes Waves in Israeli Race

Wants oath of loyalty to Jewish state from Israeli Arabs

(Newser) - A Russian immigrant dead set on loyalty to a Jewish state is gaining ground in Israel's parliamentary elections, the New York Times reports. While he won’t likely be the next prime minister, Avigdor Lieberman is “the story of this election,” says a local journalist. Focusing on Israeli... More »

Jerusalem Elects First Secular Mayor in 5 Years

Win ends years of ultra-Orthodox rule in Israel's capital

(Newser) - A secular, hardline millionaire has won a decisive victory for mayor of Jerusalem, ending 5 years of ultra-Orthodox rule, the Los Angeles Times reports. Nir Barkat has promised to transform the impoverished capital city by boosting tourism and tech ventures. He has also demanded more homes for Jews in East... More »

Riots in N. Israeli City Mar Yom Kippur

Jews set upon Arab for driving his car, igniting violence

(Newser) - The Israeli city of Acre descended into rioting today after a group of Jewish youths attacked an Arab man who was driving on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. The young men allegedly shouted anti-Muslim epithets at the driver before several younger Arabs came to his defense. As news... More »

Israeli Right Wingers Abandon Olmert

Group withdraws from coalition, condemns peace talks

(Newser) - Ehud Olmert’s coalition government is hanging by a thread today after the defection of the Yisrael Beiteinu party, a hardline right-wing faction staunchly opposed to peace talks with the Palestinians. “Negotiations on the basis of land for peace are a critical mistake and will destroy us,” said... More »

Jewish Hate Grows in Jewish State

Neo-Nazi arrests point to frustrations of Israeli non-Jews

(Newser) - Israel may seem an odd place for anti-Semitism, but as more immigrants claim Jewish heritage to gain citizenship through the loose "law of return," though they aren't technically Jewish, neo-Nazism is on the rise. Poverty, unemployment and social exclusion mark the lives of many non-Jews in Israel, reports... More »

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