Satmar offers money for not voting in general election

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December 16, 2012 18:55

 
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Satmar, a fiercely anti-Zionist Hassidic dynasty, has promised to pay $100 in cash to anyone who agrees not to vote in the upcoming Israeli elections.

Satmar rebbe Rabbi Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, who lives in New York, is expected to arrive in Israel shortly before the election on January 22 to organize the distribution of the cash reward.

Anyone seeking to claim their reward for not voting will have to deposit their identity card and driving license with a Satmar representative on election day.

In response to the report, religious-freedom lobbying group Hiddush appealed to Attorney General Yehudah Weinstein to investigate the legality of such payments.

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