NEWS STORY: Religion appearing as factor in Israeli election


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c. 1999 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ When Natan Sharansky’s Russian immigrant party, Israel B’Aliyah, took to the airwaves recently with election ads slamming the ultra-Orthodox Shas movement’s political grip over Israel’s all-powerful Interior Ministry, the bold attack quickly made headlines. Even native-born Israelis began mouthing the words of the Russian slogan:”Shas control, Nyet.” But […]

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