Arab Judge Bans Israeli Mosque Ad that Offends Muslims


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The last time Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran made the news was when he refused to sing the Israeli National Anthem. Then he was appointed to chair the Central Elections Committee which gave him quite a bit of power…

Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran will head the body that reviews election broadcasts, decides what is or isn’t acceptable propaganda, and can fine parties that break the rules.

which he used in an entirely predictable way.

A Likud ad promising to end loud Muslim prayers in the early morning hours has been nixed by Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran, who heads the Central Elections Committee, Maariv/nrg reports.

The ad reads, “Silencing the muezzin in Yafo? Only the Likud can.” The muezzin is the prayer leader who broadcast the Muslim call to prayer over a loudspeaker five times a day.

Joubran decided to ban the ad despite an opinion from Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein stating that Joubran only had the authority to ban advertisements publicized in media outlets, but not on billboards or online. Weinstein also argued, “It’s doubtful that the content [of the ad in question] justifies restricting the freedom of political expression.”

Joubran disagreed. “This campaign will almost certainly be highly offensive to the Arab-Muslim population of the state of Israel,” he determined.

Well that’s that then. Israel’s left-wing justices have a long history of seizing power Obama-style and then daring anyone to do something about it.

Joubran’s decision set a new precedent of allowing the Elections Committee head to ban ads that he or she decides are racist in any media, including online.

Sources in the Likud Beyteinu faction in Tel Aviv told Maariv that they regret Joubran’s decision, and plan to appeal.

“Instead of silencing the muezzin in Yafo, the committee has decided to silence the voice of Yafo residents. Whoever has not been woken up in the middle of the night because of the noise pollution created by the muezzin cannot ban a legitimate political campaign, which is within the boundaries of free speech, regarding a hot issue on the public agenda,” a statement from the party said.

The Muslim Brotherhood in Israel, aka the Islamic Movement in 48 Palestine had a helpful response.

 The head of the Islamic Movement in Tayibe suggested, “If they cannot stand to hear the voice of the muezzin, they can get out of here.”

The ads for Likud Tel-Aviv however still appear to be up online.

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  • herb benty

    Israel has the same activist, pinko judges that inflict the West. Fire the Arab one though, allowing him to judge Israel is going too far.

  • http://pislamonauseacentral.blogspot.com/ Gary Rumain

    I find their caterwauling offensive. We should sue them for disturbing the peace.

  • TheOrdinaryMan

    What Israel needs is a Constitution, which gives the PM the power to appoint Supreme Court justices.

  • Silver Gonzales

    Israelis are in snooze mode. Sad to say. Israel gives cement to Gaza and they build concrete tunnels with concrete arches. Israel allows in non-resident arab children to their hospitals for life saving ops and the Muslims hate Israel even more. Very simple to resolve. Hang this ugly judge in a back alley and feed his carcus to hundry puppies.

    All arab Muslims have to leave. Christians are welcome. And empty the west bank and gaza.Deport them to Muslim loving countries such as France, UK, Germany, Poland, or Michigan.

  • MalalchHaMavet

    Why hasn’t the Arab Judge condemned the NAZI FLAG flying over a MooSLIME
    Mosque ??