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Radical Jewish settlers seek image makeover with sushi

Published on Jan 16, 2014 7:00 AM
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An Israeli soldier walks past a group of Jewish settlers as Israeli security forces stand in between Palestinians from the West Bank village of Burin and settlers to prevent clashes on Jan 14, 2014. Radical Jewish settlers from a West Bank outpost with a reputation for violence have set up a sushi business in a bid to revamp their image, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: AFP

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Radical Jewish settlers from a West Bank outpost with a reputation for violence have set up a sushi business in a bid to revamp their image, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The culinary venture is being run out of Esh Kodesh, a small unauthorised outpost in the northern West Bank populated by settlers who have frequently attacked local Palestinians.

But residents are seeking to add a different flag to their cap - making sushi to order for a string of settlements and outposts in the area, the top-selling Yediot Aharonot reported.

The enterprise was set up by a woman called Maayan Shaar, who only recently became religious and decided to introduce her neighbours to the Japanese delicacy, quickly converting them into enthusiasts.

 
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