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The dispute in Israel between religious and secular Jews intensified, with vandals painting death threats and defacing town maps in a Tel Aviv suburb that does not follow Orthodox Sabbath practices. Slogans painted on the walls of the Petah Tikva town hall east of Tel Aviv read “Death to Dov Tavori.” He is the mayor who angered the ultra-Orthodox by allowing movies to be shown Friday nights. The death threats followed a week of violence in the dispute centered on objections by ultra-religious Jews to an advertising campaign featuring models in skimpy bathing suits.


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