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New Israeli legislation seeks to ban use of Nazi symbols

A Swastika. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Israel’s Ministerial Committee on Legislation on Sunday approved a bill that seeks to ban the use of Nazi symbols, attributes, and language in Israel except for historical, educational, or documentary purposes.

Explicit legislation barring the use of Nazi terminology currently exists in Germany, Poland, and Hungary. Many other Western nations, especially in Europe, ban such use under anti-incitement laws.

The bill, promoted by MK Dr. Shimon Ohayon (Yisrael Beiteinu), head of the Knesset lobby against anti-Semitism, seeks to make the use of Nazi symbols a criminal offense punishable by a 100,000-shekel ($28,700) fine and up to six months of incarceration.

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One Response to New Israeli legislation seeks to ban use of Nazi symbols

  1. tuvia Bolton

    January 16, 2014 at 1:09 am

    The swastika comes way before Nazism. Go to India you will see swastikas everywhere. Instead of forbidding them they should forbid anti-Semitism; ANYONE who publicly speaks and certainly writes against the Torah, G-d or Jews should be penalized!
    That MIGHT deter the Arabs, and a good portion of the Knesset members, politicians and professors.