A controversial bill banning the Muslim call to prayer in Israel could be part of the fulfillment of Jeremiah 30.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared his support this month for the so-called muezzin [man who calls Muslims to prayer from the minaret of a mosque] bill, which would prohibit the Muslim call to prayer from blasting from loud speakers in the nation’s borders.
“Israel is committed to freedom for all religions, but is also responsible for protecting its citizens from noise. That’s how it is in cities in Europe. I support similar legislation and enforcement in Israel,” Netanyahu said.
The Muslim call to prayer sounds across the country five times a day, often disturbing sleeping residents, bill advocates say.
“Sometimes the call is really too loud,” Ksenia Svetlova, a Knesset Member for the Zionist Union party, said. “Especially within the mixed cities, which combine Jewish and Arab populations. And also in many Jewish cities or kibbutzim or villages that reside next to the Arab cities.”
The Jewish call to prayer, or Shabbat, still sounds on weekends.
The weeping prophet foretold of a time when God would restore His people to their lands.