Netherlands rejects bill banning kosher slaughter; Jewish groups claim victory
With 51 votes against and 21 in favor, Dutch Senate strikes down bill to outlaw Jewish and Muslim slaughter; bill's rejection made possible thanks to covenant signed by both sides.
The Upper House of the Dutch Parliament on Tuesday rejected a vote on a bill against kosher slaughter that had Jewish and Muslim communities across Europe up in arms for the past year. The bill was finally rejected after a long debate with a vast majority of 51 members of parliament voting against it, and 21 voting in favor.
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