April 10, 2008
Briefs: Katsav backs out of sex charges plea deal, Al Qaeda has more threats for the Jews
(Page 2 - Previous Page)Commentators had speculated that Shas, a junior partner in Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's coalition government, might threaten a walkout but it did not transpire. Olmert was quoted as telling Yishai that he should not allow the chametz ruling to evolve into a "culture war."
The 1986 Festival of Matzot Law threatens a fine for public establishments in Israel that put chametz on display during Passover. Enforcement has always been patchy, including in Jerusalem, where religious and secular Jews live cheek by jowl with Muslim and Christian Arabs.
Briefs courtesy of Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
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