Two Days Before Election Panel Nixes PM's News Conference, Calling It 'Election Propaganda'

Netanyahu decides to appoint popular communications minister to key post, says move is meant to lower housing costs; election panel steps in to prevent broadcast of news conference, deeming it illegal in run-up to elections on Tuesday.

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The chairman of Israel's Central Election Committee, Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, stepped in on Sunday to block the broadcast of a news...