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  6/12/2013, Tammuz 4, 5773

Jail Time Proposed for Israelis Caught Discriminating


The Ministry of Justice on Wednesday issued a memorandum calling for a one-year jail term for anyone accused of discrimination. The memorandum was circulated following a report compiled by the Ministry of Attorney General and adopted by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni. The memorandum read, in part: "Limiting the ability of another person to enjoy equal public space and public services due to illegal discrimination undermines the principle of equality... therefore it is proposed that this behavior constitute a criminal offense punishable by imprisonment."