Bayit Yehudi ordered to stop giving out fruit for Tu B'Shvat

By
February 4, 2015 10:38

The Central Election Committee chairman Justice Salim Joubran issued a temporary injunction against Bayit Yehudi giving out dried fruit in honor of Tu B'Shvat Wednesday, saying doing so breaks the law.

Following a complaint from a Rami Cohen of Jerusalem, Joubran ruled that the Tu B'Shvat packages violates an article of the Election Law, stating :"Election campaigning cannot be accompanied by entertainment shows, including appearances by artists, instruments, singing, showing films and raising torches. Election campaigning cannot include giving gifts and, with the exception of events in private homes, cannot be connected to giving out food or drink."

The Bayit Yehudi's Facebook page featured a post on Tuesday evening with a photo of candidate Bezalel Smotrich and young volunteers at an intersection, with the text: "Loving Israel is back in style!"


Related Content

Breaking news
May 24, 2018
U.S. targets airlines in latest Iran sanctions move

By REUTERS