Israel's government has approved a bill to make mosques quieter. If the bill is passed law, Israel's mosques will not be able to use loudspeakers the call to prayer. The call prayer happens five times a day the Muslim world. The first time is dawn and the last is sunset. The bill has to pass several more stages Israel's parliament to become law. The bill says the volume loudspeakers mosques is too high and damages the quality life for people who live near mosques. Israeli politician Moti Yogev proposed the bill and said that hundreds thousands of Israelis, "suffer regularly and daily noise caused by the [prayer] calls from mosques".
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he supported the bill. He said: "Israel is committed to freedom religion, but it must also protect citizens the noise of the announcements." An Arab member Israel's government said the bill was racist. He said it was, "another law a series of racist…laws that only aim to create an atmosphere hatred…against the Arab public". Another critic said: "The real aim the bill is not to prevent noise, but rather to create noise that will hurt all society and the efforts to establish [harmony] Jews and Arabs." Arabs make roughly 20 per cent of Israel's population. Most Arabs are Muslim. Jews constitute 75 per cent Israel's population.