Anti-Intermarriage Campaign Poster Stirs Protest

YERUSHALAYIM -

A Jewish Home campaign poster decrying intermarriage between Arabs and Jews was condemned by MK Neven Abu Rahmoun of the Joint (Arab) List, The Times of Israel reported.

The ad, which appeared in the central Israeli city of Ramle showed a young woman in a black hijab against a background of two white candles and a wine cup. It read: “Hundreds of cases of assimilation in Ramle, and no one cares. Tomorrow it could be your daughter. Only a strong Jewish Home will maintain a Jewish Ramle.”

MK Rahmoun said she will ask the attorney general to ban the posters, which are guaranteed to offend local residents, including the approximately 20 percent who are Arab.

“It seems that for certain parties, incitement is the only tool for persuasion,” Rahmoun tweeted. “The local election period is contaminated with that same incitement that the government encourages, and to my great regret, it is not surprising.”

She cited a Likud party municipal campaign in Tel Aviv that targeted Arabs, leftists, and African asylum seekers which was condemned by Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai and rights groups.