Yisrael Beytenu opens Charlie Hebdo ‘outdoor library’ in Tel Aviv to protest ban

Banning Yisrael Beytenu from distributing copies of French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s "survivors issue" is a violation of its right to freedom of expression, the party said Thursday.

Yisrael Beytenu plans to appeal to the High Court on Sunday, after Central Election Committee chairman Justice Salim Joubran issued an injunction against them doing so.

The party planned to give out the magazines, because the Steimatzky bookstore chain decided to only sell them online, and not in stores, after MK Masoud Gnaim (UAL) said “the country and the [Steimatzky] chain will be responsible for the results” of selling Charlie Hebdo copies, and that doing so would be crossing a red line as far as Israeli Arabs and their leadership are concerned.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Yisrael-Beytenu-opens-Charlie-Hebdo-outdoor-library-in-Tel-Aviv-to-protest-ban-390115

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