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  5/27/2012, Sivan 6, 5772

Regev Files Complaint Against Facebook


Member of Knesset Miri Regev (Likud) filed a complaint, Sunday, with the Knesset officer in charge of complaints by elected officials, following the posting of a picture of her in a Nazi uniform on the Facebook social networking Website. Writing on her own Facebook page, She called the photograph "extreme incitement against me which goes beyond all borders," and called for police involvement.

During the day, MK Regev apologized for her remarks against Sudanese, whom she had called a "cancer". In her Facebook posting, she wrote, "I meant the image of a phenomenon - the phenomenon of infiltrators pervading the land. At no point did I compare cancer to human beings." She added, I understand incitement against me and trying to paint my words not as I said, because they always agitated against rightist leaders. When Yitzchak Rabin spoke of the Gush Emunim as cancer, and the head of Peace Now talks about settlement in Judea and Samaria like cancer, it's apparently permissible and in order."