Legislation restricting the Muslim call to prayer to hours that do not disturb the public will cause more harm than good and should be replaced with dialogue, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders told a Knesset conference Monday called by MKs Yehudah Glick (Likud) and Zuheir Bahloul (Zionist Union). […]

Former Chief Rabbinate director- general Oded Wiener, who is currently an adviser to the chief rabbis, said it pains him that people think their religion is being violated.

“Chief Rabbi David Lau asked me to say that this is not a religious matter, it is a matter of being a good neighbor. There are solutions that can be implemented tomorrow. The law shouldn’t exist; we have a very delicate fabric to our shared lives, and we have to protect it,” he stated. […]

Rabbi Yisrael Samet of Lod said attempts to talk to Muslim leaders about lowering the volume of the call to prayer in the city fell on deaf ears. “The law is meant for people who refuse to compromise,” he said.