Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Shas Forced to Remove Anti Netanyahu/Lieberman Ads

Shas party was forced to remove the campaign posters depicting Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Prime Minister Netanyahu from buses, due to their modesty demands, Israel Hayom reports.

According to the website "Srugim," which caters to the religious public, repeated complaints from the ultra-Orthodox public in Jerusalem, and threats of an ultra-Orthodox boycott, prompted the bus company Egged to agree not to display women in ads on their buses, from modesty concerns. A subsequent petition to the High Court of Justice by the non-profit organization "Yerushalmim" led to a ruling forbidding discrimination in bus advertising. In order to avoid complications, it was decided that Jerusalem buses would not display any ads depicting people, men or women.

Now, this policy has forced Shas to remove their ads, which depict men.