Dan bus company rejects Kadima campaign ads

Party petitions Central Elections Campaign to force company to display call for soldiers to receive equal pay to yeshiva students.

By
December 23, 2012 02:41
A Dan bus in Tel Aviv.

dan bus 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

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.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Egged said that it would not allow its buses to be a platform for negative advertisements that would make passengers uncomfortable.

However, following pressure from Kadima, the bus company changed its policy.

Click for full JPost coverage

Dan brought the issue to its lawyers, and did not acquiesce to Kadima’s requests to hang the advertisements on its buses.

The party hopes the Central Elections Committee will demand Dan do so.



“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.”

Related Content

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
August 31, 2014
Prime minister to Channel 1: I’ll be running again in next election

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN