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  12/28/2011, Tevet 2, 5772

Knesset Rejects Bill to Prohibit "Racism"


The Knesset plenum rejected on Wednesday the preliminary reading of a bill that would have prohibited the publication of racist material or inciting racial hatred. The bill also would have expanded the definition of racism and made racism both a criminal and civil offense punishable by law. 24 Members of Knesset supported the proposal and 35 opposed it.