Yesh Atid slams Bnei Brak bylaw banning billboards with women’s photos

January 20, 2019 14:10
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Members of Knesset and candidates from the Yesh Atid party blasted the Bnei Brak municipality over removing women's images from public billboards.

"According to recent reports in the media, the licensing department of the Bnei Brak municipality refused to allow the placement of certain billboards in the municipal area for the national elections. From these news reports, a disturbing picture emerged that there is a complete ban aimed to prevent the depiction of women," said a statement released by the MKs and candidates. "This discrimination is prohibited by law and is a blatant and ugly exclusion of women from the public sphere. "The decision is dangerous to Israeli society and Israeli democracy. The conduct of the Bnei Brak municipality is outrageous and should be stopped," the statement continued.

The statement was signed by MK Karin Elharar,  MK Yael German, MK Aliza Lavie, MK Pnina Tamano-Shata and candidates Sigal Moran, Tehila Friedman, and Orna Barbivai.

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