Anti-freesheet bill vote in Israel next week

IsraelHayom2009Israel Today owner Sheldon Adelson (casino magnate, the “richest jew in the world”), is flying to Israel to protect the right of his free daily to be published.

A proposal for a bill will be voted on in the “ministerial legislative committee” next week. According to the proposal, by Knesset member Marina Solodkin (Kadima party), called “Prohibition on Distributing Newspapers Free”, newspapers should only be allowed to publish for free one year.

In Israel it is clear that the bill is aimed at ”Israel Today”, which is considered to be very close to prime minister Netanyahu.

Meanwhile, Israel Today has increased its print run from 255,000 copies 300,000 copies. (Globes)

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