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Election Committee bars PM’s press conference

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls a press conference for 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, just four hours before polls close on Election Day.

But the Yesh Atid and Zionist Union parties appeal to Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran, who heads the Central Election Committee, to forbid the press conference.

Campaigning is forbidden on Election Day itself, and Joubran rules that a live press conference would constitute a campaign ad by default.

Likud has until 6:30 p.m. to appeal Joubran’s decision.

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