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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Israel lawmakers approved bill banning use of Nazi symbolism
Kyle Webster at 12:00 AM ET

On January 9, 2012, an Israeli government panel approved a bill making it illegal to use Nazi symbols, names, images and the word "Nazi." There were four bills in all that were brought forward and approved in committee, but were immediately attacked by free speech and human rights activists around the world. The use of Nazi symbolism and terminology continues to cause controversy; similar efforts to ban Nazi symbolism have failed in Germany and the European Union (EU).

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