News Brief 10/14/2012, Tishrei 28, 5773
Jerusalem Compromise: Yes to Ads, No to Models
Jerusalem city officials have reached a compromise in a controversial issue: the installation of electronic billboards to be used as advertising space. Mayor Nir Barkat was among those in favor of the billboards. Those opposing the billboards argued that they would detract from Jerusalem’s unique beauty.
In addition, hareidi-religious officials expressed concern that the billboards would be used to broadcast immodest advertising.
In the compromise deal, the billboards will go up, but will not display ads with human models.