Arab MKs launch anti-chametz campaign

The lawmakers have launched a campaign urging the Arab public to avoid selling pita bread and other leavened products at main intersections and other public areas, within and outside Jewish cities, so as not to offend Jews traveling across the country during the holiday.

The initiative is being led by Deputy Knesset Speaker Raleb Majadele (Labor), who accepted an appeal from the Lobby for Jewish Values and plans to call on the Arab public, through Muslim clerics, to lower its profile throughout the Jewish holiday in terms of selling chametz.

“In order for Jews to respect our holidays, we must know how to respect their tradition and holidays,” says MK Majadele. “I asked the religious leaders to join the call in order to avoid hurting the Jewish public’s feelings, as long as this move is based on reciprocity.”

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