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  Tevet 26, 5773 , 08/01/13

Balad Radio Ad Invalidated

Judge Elyakim Rubinstein, chairman of the Central Elections Committee, invalidated on Monday a radio campaign ad of the Arab Balad party. According to a report on Kol Yisrael radio, the ad included nationalist Knesset members who are heard singing the Israeli national anthem, "Hatikva", to an Arab tune.

Justice Rubinstein ruled that the ad ridicules the national anthem and that disgracing state symbols is not acceptable as part of an election campaign. Balad said in response that the decision is a continuation of the silencing and intimidation of the party.

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