Swastika grafitti 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Anyone who uses Nazi name-calling or symbols in public will be fined NIS 100,000, according to a bill approved by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation on Monday.RELATED:
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The proposal, by MK Uri Ariel (National Union), came after a recent protest by haredi [ultra-Orthodox] groups, in which demonstrators dressed in concentration camp uniforms and wore yellow stars on their clothing.
Ariel pointed out that his bill does not differentiate between rioters
in Bil’in, “price tag” attackers or haredim that “cynically and
inappropriately” use Nazi imagery.
Activists protesting a number of causes have turned to the Nazi slur and
symbol in order to raise the stakes on their issues, and catch the
Two men were arrested, for example, after they uploaded a picture
of the Jerusalem police chief donning a Nazi SS uniform.
Holocaust imagery, including the yellow Jewish "Juden
" star, was used by
in the Geula neighborhood in Jerusalem to
protest what they saw as incitement against the haredi community.
Late last year, when right-wing activists stormed an IDF base in the
West Bank one vandal called deputy brigade commander Harpaz Zur
, who's grandmother survived the
Holocaust, a "Nazi."Jpost.com staff contributed to this report