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The sticker reads: ‘Don’t you even dare to think about a Jewess,’ in Hebrew and Arabic (photo: Michael Omer-Man) Lehava’s website is currently under construction and its Facebook page was removed two weeks ago (Hebrew) due to user complaints of incitement.

If Yair and Leikanger stay together in spite of all the attention paid to their romance (and, you know, all the normal reasons people break up) and decide to tie the knot they won't be able to do so in Israel under the country's current marriage laws.

Right-wing leaders are especially concerned because Judaism is inherited matrilineally, which means that any Netanyahu-Leikanger offspring would not be Jewish, assuming Leikanger does not convert.

(They are not even close to engaged, for what it's worth.) Anxiety over interfaith marriages is long-held fear within Orthodox and some Conservative Jewish communities, and the incident appears to be an opportunity for the vocal right to highlight the issue.

A status was published on its Facebook page showing a blurred photo of the bride-to-be and urges users to encourage her to call off the wedding. *I refer to the group as anti-miscegenation because they oppose relations between Arabs and Jews – technically that is an ethnic matter and not a racial one, but nonetheless I think it applies in this context.

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