Israeli Lawmakers Give Initial Approval to Bill Targeting Mosque Loudspeakers

The bill dubbed the Muezzin Law passed a 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 peers 'terrorists.'

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The Knesset gave initial approval on Wednesday to a bill that would limit public calls to prayers from mosques, which has been dubbed the Muezzin Law.