Kadima has appealed to the Central Elections Committee to require Dan buses to
display the party’s advertisements.
Dan and Egged buses rejected Kadima’s
campaign banners on Thursday, which called for soldiers to receive the same pay
as adult yeshiva students studying in kollels.
Egged said that it would
not allow its buses to be a platform for negative advertisements that would make
However, following pressure from Kadima, the
bus company changed its policy.
Dan brought the issue to its lawyers, and
did not acquiesce to Kadima’s requests to hang the advertisements on its
The party hopes the Central Elections Committee will demand Dan do
“Freedom of expression is important in a democracy, and can only be
limited in extreme cases,” Kadima wrote to the committee. “In this case, it is
clearly not in bus companies’ authority to make decisions like this on their
own. Dan and Egged’s decision is illegal.”