Israel wants to ban the word “Nazi.” and the word “God,” two of the most sacred words in Israel. Maybe if they pronounce it N-zi and G-d then they can still say it. Also, H-tler, PBUH. It’s very good to see Israel finally showing respect to the Third Reich. I’m waiting for the memorial to Ad-lph.
Jodi Rudoren has a fascinating piece in the Timeson proposed legislation in Israel that seems to be gaining ground.
Israel is on the brink of banning the N-word. N as in Nazi, that is.
Parliament gave preliminary approval on Wednesday to a bill that would make it a crime to call someone a Nazi — or any other slur associated with the Third Reich — or to use Holocaust-related symbols in a noneducational way. The penalty would be a fine of as much as $29,000 and up to six months in jail.
Backers of the law say it is a response to what they see as a rising tide of anti-Semitism around the world as well as an increasing, casual invocation of such terms and totems in Israeli politics and even teenage trash talk.
Many Jewish Israelis make high-school pilgrimages to Auschwitz and other death camps. Yet younger…
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