May 10, 2012
Marleys to Sue Isreali MK Aryeh Eldad?
Heirs of Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley have sent a warning letter to MK Aryeh Eldad, threatening legal action over the unauthorized use of the song "Iron Lion Zion" for propaganda purposes.
Haaretz.com reports that in the film clip, which was removed from the Internet in light of the warning, the National Union MK can be seen with his grandchildren, while Marley's song plays in the background. Added to the words of the famous song were phrases that reportedly promote Eldad's political outlook.
The following was referred to….."If you support two states for two peoples, where one of them is Jordan, if you are against the Arab occupation, say 'Amen.'
The warning letter was reportedly received by Eldad's parliamentary aides.
In a conversation with Haaretz, Eldad rejected the claim, saying he "does not feel threatened," and that the legal action is petty in light of today's Internet reality.