'Jacob sheep' from the Bible return to Israel after red tape shorn away


Breeders call for heritage variety to become ‘the Jewish national animal’ as diplomats intervene to let Canadian-bred flock be brought to the Golan Heights

A breed of sheep believed to have been raised by the Jewish patriarch Jacob may soon be brought to Israel, its biblical homeland, after an Israeli couple gathered a herd in Canada and brokered a bureaucratic detente to import the animals.

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