Jordanian rapper sues Likud over campaign clip

February 19, 2015 2:11 AM

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A Jordanian hip-hop group has taken legal action against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party after one of its songs was used in a campaign video for Israel's election next month. Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter Firas Shehadeh, founder of the group Turabyeh ("Of the Soil"), filed an injunction with the Haifa District Court on Monday stating that the song had been used without permission, Iyad Jubran, the group's attorney, told Reuters. Likud campaign video featuring Jordanian hip hop group's song.

"They were stunned by Likud's shamelessness and outright theft," the Israel-based Jubran said. Representatives for the Likud party and Netanyahu declined to comment. The song, entitled 'Gorbeh' (Alienation), is being used in a 40-second online video posted on Netanyahu's YouTube channel. The vide...

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