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News and updates about Muezzin Law

In Meretz' crosshairs: Shabbat sirens

Tel Aviv Deputy Mayor on behalf of Meretz wants to stop sirens announcing Shabbat: 'Violation of public silence and violation of Noise Law.'

In Meretz' crosshairs: Shabbat sirens

'Mosques wake our kids up in the middle of the night'

Municipal leaders explain importance of law banning muezzin from sounding at night - and that they have nothing against Arabs.

'Mosques wake our kids up in the middle of the night'

Arab MK loses cool in Knesset

'Racists and fascists, you only want death,' MK Zahalka says during Muezzin Law debate; MK Yogev: 'You're a terrorist, go to Syria.'

Arab MK loses cool in Knessetplayer

'The haredim are selling Israel out to dodge the draft'

Jewish Home MK blasts agreement between Arab MK, haredi lawmakers to block bill banning night-time Muezzin calls to prayer on loudspeakers.

'The haredim are selling Israel out to dodge the draft'

Gafni affirms haredi-Arab alliance to defeat 'Muezzin Law'

Law banning late-night calls to prayer 'won't pass', says haredi lawmaker, telling Arab MK haredi parties oppose Muezzin Law.

Gafni affirms haredi-Arab alliance to defeat 'Muezzin Law'

Will the 'Muezzin Law' finally pass?

PM Netanyahu gives green light to advancing 'Muezzin Law' during upcoming Knesset session. Will the haredi parties support the bill?

Will the 'Muezzin Law' finally pass?

'Muezzin Law' returns - in a stricter version

Committee preparing bill that will impose a fine on noise in mosques and make it possible for police to ban loudspeakers.

'Muezzin Law' returns - in a stricter version

Deal between haredim and Arabs revealed

Report: Haredi MKs will oppose Muezzin Law, and Arab MKs will not vote on draft law. Sides deny a deal is in place.

Deal between haredim and Arabs revealed

Haredi MKs announce intention not to support Muezzin Law

Shas and UTJ MKs announce they will not support Muezzin Law, 'We voted in preliminary, we won't vote anymore.'

Haredi MKs announce intention not to support Muezzin Law

Coalition to advance Muezzin Law

Coalition working to advance the Muezzin Law, which seeks to limit the use of loudspeakers in mosques.

Coalition to advance Muezzin Law

China removes loudspeakers from 355 mosques

Chinese citizens protest mosques' loudspeakers; authorities silence mosques as world turns a blind eye.

China removes loudspeakers from 355 mosques

Mevasseret Zion residents fed up with muezzin

Residents of J'lem suburb claim that, since Temple Mount crisis, nearby mosques have increased the volume of their muezzin calls.

Mevasseret Zion residents fed up with muezzin

Muezzin noise level raised to unbearable: 'Police do nothing'

Sleepless month of Ramadan: 'You can sit at home, turn on air conditioner, close windows and shutters, and the noise will still come in.'

Muezzin noise level raised to unbearable: 'Police do nothing'

Israel to Erdogan: You will not preach morality to us

Israel says Turkish President should not criticize the only democracy in the Middle East when he abuses human rights in his own country.

Israel to Erdogan: You will not preach morality to us

'Loudspeakers are part of competition between mosques'

Researcher Itamar Tzur speaks about muezzin's history, current use, and precedents for lowering the volume.

'Loudspeakers are part of competition between mosques'

Israeli Arabs protest 'Muezzin Law'

Thousands of Israeli Arabs wave PLO flags during protest in northern Israel against the “Muezzin Law”.

Israeli Arabs protest 'Muezzin Law'

Hamas blasts 'Muezzin Law'

Deputy Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh warns the Muezzin Law will face "stiff resistance".

Hamas blasts 'Muezzin Law'

Arab mayor orders to raise the volume of the muezzin

Baqa al-Gharbiyye mayor orders local mosques to raise the volume of the muezzin call as act of protest against "Muezzin Law".

Arab mayor orders to raise the volume of the muezzin

Jordan blasts 'discriminatory' Muezzin Law

Jordan claims Muezzin Law is contrary to the peace deal between the two countries.

Jordan blasts 'discriminatory' Muezzin Law

'Muezzin Law' receives initial approval

Two new versions of law banning use of loudspeakers at night receive initial approval from Knesset.

'Muezzin Law' receives initial approval

Attorney General opposes 'Muezzin Law'

Attorney General tells Arab MKs the “Muezzin Law” could cause unnecessary unrest.

Attorney General opposes 'Muezzin Law'

Abbas: 'Muezzin Law' could lead to disaster

PA officials blast approval of the “Muezzin Law” by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation.

Abbas: 'Muezzin Law' could lead to disaster

Ban on nighttime mosque calls to prayer gains coalition backing

Watered-down version of bill to ban use of loudspeakers for Muslim call to prayer gains coalition backing - but angers Yisrael Beytenu.

Ban on nighttime mosque calls to prayer gains coalition backing

Muezzin Law amended to affect only nighttime calls to prayer

Muezzin Law to prevent disturbing of the peace by loudspeakers of religious institutions revived after changes allow for pre-Shabbat siren.

Muezzin Law amended to affect only nighttime calls to prayer

MKs Tibi and Glick agree to oppose muezzin law

At a panel held at Jerusalem campus of the Ono Academic Center, MKs Ahmed Tibi and Yehuda Glick discussed the controversial muezzin law.

MKs Tibi and Glick agree to oppose muezzin law

Haredi party heads to meet with PM over Muezzin Law

MKs Deri, Litzman will meet with PM Netanyahu to discuss passing Muezzin Law.

Haredi party heads to meet with PM over Muezzin Law

Police oppose 'Muezzin Law'

Police oppose Muezzin Law, say Arabs will take violent offense.

Police oppose 'Muezzin Law'

Bitan: Amona residents want a crisis at all costs

MK David Bitan (Likud) says Amona residents originally suggested absentee properties but now they want a "crisis at all costs".

Bitan: Amona residents want a crisis at all costs

Haredi pressure again delays Muezzin Law

Shas has put pressure on the coalition to further soften the bill that was scheduled for a vote today, delaying but not halting its passage.

Haredi pressure again delays Muezzin Law

Israelis back Amona

New poll shows support for Amona, the Muezzin Law, and annexing Judea and Samaria.

Israelis back Amona

'If I were Netanyahu, I wouldn't sit with Jewish Home party'

MK David Amsalem (Likud) criticized Naftali Bennett for his attempts to pass Regulation Law, and also criticized the Muezzin Law.

'If I were Netanyahu, I wouldn't sit with Jewish Home party'

Erdogan calls on Muslims to 'protect Jerusalem'

Turkish President urges all Muslims to “defend the Palestinian cause” and protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque from "Israeli discrimination".

Erdogan calls on Muslims to 'protect Jerusalem'

President hosts interfaith meeting on Muezzin issue

President Rivlin hosts a meeting between Jewish and Muslim leaders. “We can come to a solution without a new law.”

President hosts interfaith meeting on Muezzin issue

Lapid to vote against Muezzin law which 'insults Muslims'

Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid will vote against the Muezzin law as he claims noise ordinances already exist and the law 'insults Muslims'.

Lapid to vote against Muezzin law which 'insults Muslims'

Im Tirtzu CEO files police complaint against Joint List MKs

Im Tirtzu CEO Matan Peleg says Arab MKs' incitement has boosted acts of arson throughout the country.

Im Tirtzu CEO files police complaint against Joint List MKs

Islam expert: Erdogan continues to support Hamas

Islam expert Dr. Ephraim Herrera says Erdogan continues to support Hamas, and that the Muezzin Law is consistent with Islam.

Islam expert: Erdogan continues to support Hamasplayer

Shas MK: Don't infuriate our Arab brothers

'Muezzing Law will just agitate our Arab brothers; we need to talk out our differences, not issue bans.'

Shas MK: Don't infuriate our Arab brothers

Minister Litzman pulls appeal against 'Muezzin Law'

Law banning places of worship from using loudspeakers set to move ahead after compromise reached with haredim.

Minister Litzman pulls appeal against 'Muezzin Law'

Turkey: 'Muezzin Law' is an insult

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister says law prohibiting mosques from using loudspeakers is an insult to the history of Jerusalem.

Turkey: 'Muezzin Law' is an insult

Mashaal: Israel 'playing with fire' in promoting Muezzin Law

Hamas leader says there will be no stability in the region if Israel passes law preventing mosques from using loudspeakers.

Mashaal: Israel 'playing with fire' in promoting Muezzin Law