Ultra-Orthodox Minister Removes Block on Mosque Noise Bill After Shabbat Loophole OK'd

New clause added to prevent mosque loudspeaker broadcasting of the call to prayer in the early morning hours, but would not prevent the sounding of a siren to announce the beginning of Shabbat. Watered down bill may prove to be toothless.

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United Torah Judaism chairman and Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman withdrew his objection to the bill prohibiting loudspeakers broadcasting from mosques on Tuesday.