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January 10, 2014 4:51 pm

Knesset Committee Discusses Banning Nazi Imagery

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Nazi posters on exhibit. Photo: Screenshot/BBC.

Israel Hayom – The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee is scheduled to discuss a bill on Sunday banning the use of Nazi imagery for noneducational purposes.

The bill was drafted by the head of the Knesset’s anti-Semitism lobby, MK Shimon Ohayon (Yisrael Beytenu), and calls for a ban on the use of Nazi-associated imagery: the swastika, striped clothing resembling concentration camp uniforms, wearing the Jewish star or any other item that clearly references the Nazis — outside of historical or educational contexts. The punishment proposed is up to six months in jail and up to 100,000 shekels ($29,000) in fines.

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