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January 14, 1999
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Israel’s interior minister announced a plan to reduce the size of local religious councils. The move by Eli Suissa, a member of the fervently Orthodox Shas Party, was blasted by non-Orthodox leaders as a blatant attempt to keep Conservative and Reform representatives from serving on the councils. Suissa announced the plan after a Knesset committee rejected a bill that would block the appointment of non-Orthodox representatives to the councils.

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