Did Likud Party violate Campaign Law with Anti-Bennett Ads?
Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA 23 December 2012
[For a copy of the ad published on the front page of today's edition of
Arutz 7 reports today:
Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett participated in a panel at Tel Aviv
University on Sunday on behalf of the movement "The Future Blue - White."
During the panel, Bennett said, "I have seen a series of anonymous ads which
has given me the nickname resister. I do not know who published these ads."
After the panel's moderator, Nissim Mishal, responded by saying, "It was
Likud, Gilad Arden confirmed it for me live," Bennett then called on
Netanyahu to stop the name calling and to stop polarizing the nation,
saying, "So I call on Netanyahu to stop dividing the people."
Excerpt from 1959 Elections Law (Propaganda Methods)
[For original Hebrew:
10.(b) There will not be election propaganda via printed advertisements
published in daily newspapers...excepts in accordance with these
(5) The advertisements must bear the name and address of the
person responsible for ordering it, and if that person acted on behalf of a
faction, list of candidates, or candidate as per subparagraph (a)(3) or
another body, the advertisement should bear the name of the faction, list of
candidates, candidate or said body, or the letter or nickname of the faction
or the list of candidates.