- Feb 25, 2012
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While I personally am opposed to the use of the word Nazi ( mainly because of its ugliness and also because the people who use it rarely know what the word means ) this seems to me to be more of a free speech issue !!! I would appreciate peoples comments on this aspect.Ministers approve: Calling someone Nazi would be illegal
Bill stipulating that use of Nazi symbols, nicknames would draw fine, imprisonment passes ministerial committee, to be brought to Knesset approval
Moran Azulay Published: 01.13.14, 00:13 / Israel News
MK Shimon Ohayon (Likud-Beiteinu), who proposed the bill, told Ynet: "The rise of neo-Nazi groups that use these symbols poses a danger to Jews around the world, but as long as the State of Israel doesnt ban them, we cannot complain about their appearance around the world."
According to the bill, the use of word Nazi will be forbidden, as well as Nazi-related nicknames. The ban relates to both verbal and written slander, targeting an individual, a group of people or a corporation.
Wearing striped attire reminiscent of Jews' uniform in Nazi camps or a yellow Star of David, or any use of swastikas could lead to six months in prison and NIS 100,000 fine.
Ministers approve: Calling someone Nazi would be illegal - Israel News, Ynetnews