Freedom of Speech - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Avi Yerushalmi
    • 18.09.06 | 19:09 (IDT)

    It was the American Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wedell Holmes who in 1919 in Freedom of Speech case postulated that freedom of Speech has its limitations when he said that 'freedom of speech doesn't mean that one can shout"Fire!" in a crouded theatre'. On this basis he formulated the 'clear and present danger' formula. this is relevent to MK Bishara. He may not incite especially in a enemy country and among Israeli Arabs. This limitation of freedom of speech isvital for the function of a democracy and the priciple that citizens have to express loyalty to the state.

    from the article: Let Bishara go on praising them
    First published 00:00 18.09.06 | Last updated 00:00 18.09.06
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