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Knesset Discusses Proposal to Ban Hog Raising in Israel

The Israel Knesset last night referred to committee a proposal to completely ban the raising of hogs in Israel. The vote came after an announcement by Trade Minister Dr. Peretz Bernstein that the Cabinet had restricted pig growing to a certain area — reportedly the Nazareth district.

The demand for a total ban on hog raising was made by deputies representing the religious parties after Dr. Bernstein, replying to a long-pending question in Parliament, revealed the limitation. From the number and variety of questions raised during the heated debate that followed the Minister’s report, observers here believe that the entire question will again have to be considered by the Cabinet.