Likud Beytenu, Kadima and the Tzipi Livni Party
removed images of IDF soldiers from their campaign advertisements on Monday, following a
ruling by the Central Election Committee.
Committee chairman Judge
Elyakim Rubinstein decided the parties may not use soldiers in their ads,
The Election Law forbids parties from using the IDF
in its campaign in a way that makes it seem as if the military belongs to or
support the party.
The committee also banned the Bayit Yehudi from using
soldiers in its campaign advertisements last month, and is investigating
complaints that the party has not stopped doing so.