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November 9, 2012 12:33 pm

Spain’s Jewish Community President Calls for New Laws to Combat Online Anti-Semitism

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JTA – The president of Spain’s Jewish community called for changes to the country’s penal code to better combat online anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.

Isaac Querub, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain (FCJE), said at a seminar on anti-Semitism in Barcelona on Thursday that article 510 of the Spanish penal code, which deals with racism, needs to be amended to address hate speech on the Internet. A similar amendment needs to be made to article 607, which deals with incitement to genocide, he said.

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