Hod Hasharon Archive

French Uproar Creates Opportunity for Israeli Burkini Makers

HOD HASHARON, Israel — France’s burkini controversy is boosting the bottom line for Israeli makers of modest women’s swimwear. The country, home to large populations of conservative Jewish and Muslim women, has cultivated a local industry of modest swimsuits, and the full-body outfits that have caused uproar in France have been a common sight on Israeli beaches for several years. Marci Rapp was among the first …