This proposal has been kicked around for several years. Netanyahu and his Likud party support the bill. But the Leftists in Israel, who are a million times more irrational than their American counterparts, oppose this proposal, and call the bill “The Law For Muzzling Muezzins,” so it will probably go nowhere.

Via Times of Israel:

The prayer calls, traditionally announced through minarets five times a day and often amplified with loudspeakers, have been a frequent target of right-wing ire, with some claiming they are an unnecessarily loud nuisance that echoes into Jewish towns and neighborhoods.

Legislative efforts to stymie the calls have always failed to garner large-scale support, though, and it’s unclear whether this newest effort will find more backing….

Supporters of the new legislation say freedom of religion should take a backseat to quality of life.

The bill would aim to prevent both loud calls to prayer and “conveying religious or nationalist messages, or even words of incitement.”

“Hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens — in the Galilee, Negev, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv-Jaffa and other places in central Israel — suffer regularly and daily from the noise caused by the call of the muezzin from mosques,” reads the proposed legislation….


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