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Israeli lawmakers give initial approval to bill targeting mosque loudspeakers – Jonathan Lis – Haaretz 08.03.17
The bill dubbed the Muezzin Law passed the first of a series of votes after a stormy debate during which Arab lawmaker Ayman Odeh was thrown out for tearing up a copy of the legislation, and a right-wing MK called Arab MKs ‘terrorists.’

Thousands protest in Israel against ‘mosque loudspeaker’ bills – i24News 11.03.17
Supporters say legislation applies to all houses of worship and targets noise pollution, but critics disagree.

Jordan says ‘Muezzin Bill’ is discriminatory, violates peace treaty – The Times of Israel 09.03.17
Minister warns Israel legislation would breach human rights conventions, infringe upon Jordan’s authority over holy sites in East Jerusalem.

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