Israeli President Moshe Katzav has granted a total pardon to four members of Arutz-7 and in effect voided their criminal convictions. Justice Minister Haim Ramon accepted the decision and signed the pardon for Ya’akov Katz (Katzelah), Shlomit Melamed, who is the wife of Rabbi Zalman Melamed, Yoel Tzur and Yair Meir.
The four were convicted in 2003 for operating the non-licensed Arutz-7 radio station, which the government since has closed down. The significance of the pardon is that they may bid for future permits to operate a station.
(Source: Arutz-7 via Mike Brand)