UTJ calls on Election Committee to ban Kadima ad campaign
LAST UPDATED: 12/24/2012 19:03
The haredi United Torah Judaism party has written to the Central Election Committee on Monday asking that it ban a Kadima advertising campaign which UTJ claims is false and constitutes incitement.
The campaign posters bear the slogan “350 shekels for soldiers, 3,400 shekels for yeshiva students.”
It refers to the monthly financial disbursements paid by the state to conscripted soldiers and to full-time yeshiva students.
UTJ chairman MK Yisrael Eichler, who filed the complaint, wrote that the figure given for state funds provided to full-time yeshiva students of NIS 3,400 was “patently false,” and that the purpose of the advertisement was to “arouse hostility and confrontation with haredi Jews.”