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    • JP-Walsh
    • 16.01.14 | 12:27 (IST)

    it is when the policies you adopt to subject a people increasingly resemble the policies applied to your people in the recent past. You cannot selectively 'outlaw' the past. You cannot silence criticism by banning words or symbols that expose a hypocrisy that denounces the Nazis' treatment of European Jews but denies your shameful and illegal treatment of the Palestinians. The latter commencing virtually when the former ended. Beware Israel, when historical words or symbols are banned by statute, all that is left is the writing on the wall.en

    from the article: Bill to ban Nazi symbols passes first hurdle
    First published 03:14 16.01.14 | Last updated 23:38 15.01.14
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