Israel has a pig broblem

By Simon Round, April 29, 2009

The outbreak of swine flu is causing consternation in Israel where even the name is controversial.

Because pork is not kosher, Israel’s deputy health minister Yakov Litzman of the United Torah Judaism party has said the virus should be called “Mexican flu”.

No one seems to be listening. Everyone is too worried about catching the virus.

Last updated: 5:05pm, April 29 2009