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December 23, 2002
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The definition of a Jew should not depend on having a Jewish parent or grandparent, but on how parents raise their children, Israel’s foreign minister said. Speaking a to group of new immigrants in Netanya on Saturday, Foreign Minister Shimon Peres said a Jew is someone who raises children in Israel, sends them to the army and sometimes even loses them in battle, Israel Radio quoted the minister as saying.

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