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News Brief

  6/5/2013, Sivan 27, 5773

Court Rejects Petition Attacking "Arutz 7 Like" Radio


The Supreme Court rejected a petition submitted by Uri Avnery and Adam Kellner of the Gush Shalom organization against Galei Yisrael radio. Justice Miriam Naor told the Gush Shalom petitioners that she felt the group was trying to "drag us" into an "all-out war" regarding their political objections against others. She also rejected the group's request for an "update post" in three months.

Gush Shalom originally argued that Galei Yisrael radio, as a regional radio station, must be prevented from broadcasting to any other region in the country. They were quoted in the Jerusalem Post as having stated that they sought to prevent any station that would broadcast "in the spirit of Arutz 7." The Arutz 7 case originally brought about the change in broadcast law allowing for non-governmentally regulated stations to apply for licenses.

Spokespeople for Galei Yisrael, located in Givat Zev, stated in response, "we will continue to make good radio, and speak about Israel and Zionism. We will continue to express love for the State of Israel and to fight for our right of freedom of the press."