Likud Admits Misconduct in Kahlon Recording

Likud admits it faked a tape of Moshe Kahlon showing support for Netanyahu, may be open to criminal investigation from Elections Committee.

Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank ,

Moshe Kahlon
Moshe Kahlon
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The Likud party admitted Tuesday morning that it was indeed behind a faked recording of Moshe Kahlon which was distributed to hundreds of thousands of people Monday night. 

Kulanu, Kahlon's recently established party, claimed Likud had acknowledged the misdeed in a conversation with the Central Elections Committee Chairman, Judge Salim Joubran. 

They claimed, however, that the tape was not misleading as voters were smart enough to realize it was an old tape. 

Consequently, Kulanu has turned to Joubran to open a criminal investigation against those Likud activists behind the tape's recording, editing, and distribution. 

The Central Elections Committee (CEC) issued a temporary ban Monday night on Likud's distribution of the tape, which features the former Likud minister putting his support behind Likud and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during the 2013 elections. 

Joubran also ordered Likud to compensate Kulanu with NIS 20,000 ($5,000) for the wrongdoing. 

"We are pleased that Judge Joubran stopped the Likud from continuing to spread this misleading recording," Kulanu responded to the order. "Despite the great pressure they are in, we call on the Likud party to issue a clarification immediately."