Is Holocaust denial a criminal offence in Israel?
- 6 years agoFavourite answer
"Denial of Holocaust (Prohibition) Law, 5746-1986
Definitions 1. In this Law, "crime against the Jewish people" and "crime against humanity" have the same respective meanings as in the "Nazis and Nazi Collaborators Law, 5710-1950.
Prohibition of Denial of Holocaust 2. A person who, in writing or by word of mouth, publishes any statement denying or diminishing the proportions of acts committed in the period of the Nazi regime, which are crimes against the Jewish people or crimes against humanity, with intent to defend the perpetrators of those acts or to express sympathy or identification with them, shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of five years.
Prohibition of publication of expression for sympathy for Nazi crimes 3. A person who, in writing or by word of mouth, publishes any statement expressing praise or sympathy for or identification with acts done in the period of the Nazi regime, which are crimes against the Jewish people or crimes against humanity, shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of five years.
Permitted publication 4. The publication of a correct and fair report of a publication prohibited by this Law shall not be regarded as an offence thereunder so long as it is not made with intent to express sympathy or identification with the perpetrators of crimes against the Jewish people or against humanity.
Filing of charge 5. An indictment for offences under this Law shall only be filed by or with the consent of the Attorney-General"
Also I believe its an offence to talk bad about the "Righteous Among the Nations" so talking smack about someone like Schlinder would be a crime.
I am actually in favour of the type of law banning holocaust denial, only hateful ignorant people deny what is one of the worst crimes in mankinds history, since gay people were also persecuted by the Nazis as "life unworthy of life", imprisoned and executed I get really upset when people deny the holocaust
- Anonymous6 years ago
The Palestinian holocaust is on the table right now.
Six million Pals have been shot, wounded and hurt in these last ten years.
- RedmonkLv 66 years ago
In my opinion you should be able to believe or not believe in what ever you like without being forced with the threat of prison or repercussion.
- YehudaLv 56 years ago
Yes, as well as in GERMANY,. Guess why!
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- Simple SimonLv 66 years ago
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