AG says Lapid violated election laws with photos with soldiers
Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara informs the Central Election Committee that she agrees with an appeal from the Likud party against Prime Minister Yair Lapid, accusing him of violating electioneering rules by posting photos with IDF soldiers.
The offending pictures were taken last week when Lapid visited an Air Force Base and posted the pictures on his campaign site.
Baharav-Miara also recommended fining Laid’s Yesh Atid party.
Israeli campaign advertising laws forbid using uniformed soldiers in campaign materials, and it is illegal to conduct political campaigns on IDF bases. However, the two had argued that the pictures were part of efforts to inform the public of steps the government was taking during the tense conflagration.