JERUSALEM — A Knesset committee has approved a measure that would prohibit the use of Holocaust and Nazi terms and symbols. The Ministerial Legislation Committee on Monday approved the bill, which would level a fine of up to $26,000 and six months in jail for using the yellow Star of David or the term “Nazi,” for example. The bill comes on the heels of a haredi Orthodox demonstration in Jerusalem in which the demonstrators, including many young children, wore yellow stars as Jews were forced to do in Europe during World War II, and after the distribution of a poster depicting Jerusalem’s police chief dressed as Hitler, as well extremist right-wing settlers calling police and soldiers “Nazi.”
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