The Israel Elections Committee on Monday morning banned the television broadcast of a Labor Party press conference, after the rival Likud party claimed it would constitute a violation of election propaganda laws.
The chairman of the committee, Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, ruled that not only could the press conference not be broadcast live, but that no part of it could be shown later either.
Under election laws, political broadcasts are forbidden in the days before an election, and Israel is due to vote on Tuesday.
On Sunday night, Rubenstein blocked the broadcast of a Likud press conference given by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and outgoing Communications Minister Moshe Kahlon.
During the confernece, Netanyahu announced the appointment of Kahlon as head of the Israel Lands Administration.
The Labor Party’s press conference was arranged to provide a response to Kahlon’s appointment.
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