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Likud allowed to air ‘ISIS’ video

Justice Salim Jubran, head of the Central Election Committee, rejects an appeal that sought a ban on a Likud campaign video featuring actors playing Islamic State terrorists, Ynet reports.

Israeli Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran, also serving as head of the Central Elections Committee, in the Knesset, December 16, 2014. (photo credit: Isaac Harari/Flash90)
Israeli Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran, also serving as head of the Central Elections Committee, in the Knesset, December 16, 2014. (photo credit: Isaac Harari/Flash90)

Jubran says that “the clip is defensible as an exercise in political freedom of expression” and adds that as head of the committee his “authority does not include banning campaign videos even if they leave one feeling uncomfortable.

“It would be preferable for Likud to convey this message positively and not in a negative manner, not by using motifs that seem to create a link between the political left and a terror organization,” Jubran adds.

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