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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

Israeli Politicians Slam Ban on Non-Kosher Meat Imports

November 3, 2019 - from Israel Radar:

"A ban on non-kosher meat imports is provoking some angry reactions, as Israel’s religious battles continue to heat up. Secularist politicians have vowed to fight the decree while characterizing it as an Iran-style move. "

"The government recently moved to nullify a permit to import some non-kosher meat to Israel, Channel 12 reported on Friday. There has been no confirmation from other sources that a regulation which now requires a kosher certificate to import pork products is indeed new."

"However, some politicians were quick to denounce the decree and link it to the fight against religious coercion. "

"The row over non-kosher meat imports is the latest chapter in the national debate on the place of religion in Israel’s public sphere. "

"Premiership candidate Benny Gantz also appealed to disillusioned secular voters in his election campaign by vowing to form a secular government. However, he later modified the phrasing and now uses the term 'liberal government.' "


Another view of the same story

GOOD NEWS: Israeli Government Prohibits the Import of Pork & Other Treif Meats

November 5, 2019 - from Yeshiva World:

The Israeli "government is prohibiting the import of any meats without a hechsher, which will now ban the import of pork, which has been permitted to date. The 1992 law prohibiting importing non-kosher meat had a provision addressing exclusions, including sausages. While most may be unaware, quantities of pork are imported to Israel."

"According to the new regulation, all pork products would require a hechsher to permit being imported, hence bringing an end to pork imports. One of the results of this is that those persons wishing to continue to eat pork will have to rely on locally grown pork, which one may assume will cost considerably more due to the new regulation."

"One may also assume that if a left-wing liberal coalition government is formed, this and many other regulations protecting Yiddishkeit will be canceled."

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