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Israel Forbids Breeding of Pigs Without Government Permission

The Israel Government today published an order forbidding the raising of hogs anywhere in the country without a specific permit from the government.

The order, published in the Official Gazette, takes effect on July 10. It specifically exempts people living in the Nazareth area from the necessity of obtaining permits. That area is inhabited by Arabs, the majority of whom are Christians.

The order also requires all butcher shops in the country to post signs in their windows indicating whether they sell kosher or non-kosher meat.