Israeli Arab leaders, including Knesset member Talab El-Sana (Ra'am-Ta'al), have filed a petition with a Jerusalem court for an injunction to be issued against Google, demanding that the "Innocence of Muslims" film be removed from YouTube or that access to the film be blocked in Israel.
The film "harms the dignity and faith of more than a billion Muslims worldwide and more than a million Muslim citizens of the State of Israel," the petition said. YouTube is owned by Google.
Jerusalem District Court Judge Miriam Mizrahi will consider the petition on Thursday.
Meanwhile, in Germany, an extreme right-wing group called Pro-Germany has announced that it intends to screen the film in Berlin, but has yet to find a theater that will show it.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle condemned the group's plan. Westerwelle said that Germany was committed to freedom of expression, but not beyond the point at which people were offended. He added that authorities were considering whether to ban showings of the film.