The group behind the initiative is composed of activists from southern Tel Aviv and led by City Council member on behalf of the Shas faction, Binyamin Babayoff,
Babayoff drafted a special notice titled "Banning apartment rentals to infiltrators." In the notice, the councilman writes: "It should be known that is strictly forbidden to rent apartments to gentiles, as explained in the Talmud.
Babayoff also waved the real estate card, saying that "according to precedents from around the world, areas inhabited by Africans experience a significant decrease in the value of apartments."
At the bottom of the notice, Babayoff wrote: "We, the undersigned, neighborhood and synagogue Rabbis, warn the public of the imminent danger caused by renting houses to these people!!!"