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Is Israel about to finally ban the intensely irritating mosque loudspeakers, that shower the country with noise pollution at all hours of the day?

Will latest bill be more successful than past legislative efforts?

By David Rosenberg


Motti Yogev, (Jewish Home) is optimistic that his proposed bill banning the use of loudspeakers in houses of worship will win coalition support and pass into law.

Meant to end the loud Muslim call to prayer blasted five times a day over loudspeakers from mosques across the country, the law allows exemptions to be issued in special cases.

The bill faces its first hurdle on Sunday when it will be presented to the Ministerial Committee for Legislation. Yogev claims the proposal already has the backing of both the Likud and Kulanu parties.

The Ministerial Committee is a little-known but enormously powerful body within the governing coalition. The committee, which is made up of government ministers, convenes once a


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