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        1/12/2014, Shevat 11, 5774

      Ministers Endorse Ban on Nazi Symbols and Nicknames

      The Ministerial Committee on Legislation endorsed, Sunday, a bill by Member of Knesset Shim'on Ohayon (Likud Beytenu) to ban the use of Nazi symbols and nicknames.

      MK Ohayon, who chairs the Lobby for the Struggle Against Anti-Semitism, welcomed the vote, saying, "It is very important that Israel join the European countries that prohibit any use of Nazi symbols." According to Ohayon, "The strengthening of neo-Nazi movements that use these symbols is a danger to Jews wherever they are, but as long as Israel does not prohibit this use we cannot complain against these phenomena."

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