I've never understood why holocaust is against the law in so many places or why it seems to cause such angst in Jewish population. While incredibly stupid, holocaust denial doesn't portend a new holocaust. Didn't "historian" David Irving spend time in jail for this offense? It seems to me it says more about the denier then it does about the holocaust. A large segment of the American population denies that the Civil War had anything to do with slavery. Should that stupidity be against the law? Does it portent the reintroduction of slavery?
Shaffir to Herzog: Opposition failed to show leadership in political battles against PM (Haaretz)
from the article: Is Ahmadinejad trying to hide his Jewish roots by bashing Israel?