Never Mind the Burkini: Israelis Reluctant to Ditch Bikinis

While Europeans are talking about the downfall of skimpy swimwear, in wake of the summer furor over the burkini, fashion figures in Israel say the bikini is here to stay.

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At the end of August, which for many people worldwide marked the end of the swimming season, Britain's The Guardian featured a rather declarative headline: “The bikini is old-fashioned – no wonder it’s dying.”