The proposal was entitled: “Photos of the criminally-accused in educational and public institutes,” says Makor Rishon.
By World Israel News Staff
The Ramat Hasharon city council held a discussion on Sunday on a request by an opposition member to remove the photographs of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu which are placed on the walls of schools and kindergartens which operate under the auspices of the local authority, reports Makor Rishon.
However the mayor dropped the idea from the agenda.
Ramat Hasharon is a city in the Greater Tel Aviv area with a population listed in 2018 as 46,720.
Neither the councilman who made the request, Yaron Gadot, nor the mayor, Avi Gruber, appears to be affiliated with a national Israeli party.
The proposal was entitled: “Photos of the criminally-accused in educational and public institutes,” says the news outlet.
Referring to the recent announcement by Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit that the prime minister would be indicted on criminal charges, the item for the agenda reportedly stated that “an unprecedented event took place in which a sitting prime minister – Benjamin Netanyahu – was transferred from the status of just a suspect to the status of an accused of criminal activity in three cases, including one which entails the charge of bribery.”
The proposal, if passed, would not have forced institutions to remove Netanyahu’s photo; it would have entitled the educational authorities in each institute to do so without facing disciplinary action, according to Makor Rishon.
Gadot did, however, call on Ramat Hasharon to remove all photos of Netanyahu from municipal buildings.
Though the proposal was dropped it is said to have a caused a stir within the city council.