How did the Shema prayer end up on Arab MK’s voicemail message?
MK Jamal Zahalka, who has made a career of castigating Jewish aspirations to the Temple Mount, and is generally not considered particularly “friendly” to Jews, was the victim of a “Jewish joke” this week. Unknown parties apparently hacked into his cellphone and switch his message greeting from the typical “leave a message” to something a little more “Jewish” – the Shema prayer.
The “trick” was discovered by Yediot Aharonot reporter Amichai Atalai, when he called up Zahalka but was transferred to voicemail.
The Shema prayer, the universal declaration of Jewish faith, is one of the most commonly recited Jewish prayers, said at least twice a day in the morning and evening services.
According to Atalai, who wrote a post describing the incident on hisFacebook page, the hackers also changed Zahalka’s password, so that he himself is unable to get into his account and change the message back to what it was. He added that Zahalka has asked the Knesset guard and the police to look into the incident.
Right-wing activists said it was
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