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Israel Cabinet Bans Bullfight, Considers It “against Judaism’s Morality”

The Government of Israel today banned a proposed bullfight in the municipal stadium at Ramath Gan, a suburb of Tel Aviv. The decision was adopted unanimously at a Cabinet meeting last night.

Earlier, Israel Chief Rabbis Isaac Herzog and Yitzhak Nissim protested to the city administration of Ramath Gan against the staging of the bullfight. Their message declared that such a contest would be “against Judaism’s morality.” A private promoter has applied for permission to rent the stadium for a bullfight.