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Israeli book chain scraps plan to sell Charlie Hebdo in stores
Israeli book chain scraps plan to sell Charlie Hebdo in stores

Israel’s largest bookstore chain canceled plans for in-store sales of the Charlie Hebdo "survivors’ edition" and announced Sunday that it would sell the magazine only online, after warnings by Arab lawmakers and activists. The first issue printed after the attack on the Paris satirical magazine featured a cartoon depicting the prophet Muhammad weeping and holding a sign bearing the now-popular solidarity phrase “Je suis Charlie.” The Israeli chain Steimatzky, which offers many foreign publications, announced last week it would hold a one-time sale of the magazine at its store in the Ayalon Mall in Ramat Gan, a Tel Aviv suburb. Responding to interest from...

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