At The Forward I argued that Israel should not–as a new bill being considered proposes–ban the use of Nazi analogies and symbols. It is, I contend, a restriction on freedom of expression, and simply unnecessary.
Here’s a snippet:
One of Israel’s greatest strengths is its democracy. Elections are contested by tens of parties representing a wide range of interests and ideas, while Israelis’ ability to critique, disagree, and dissent has long been nearly unlimited. Indeed, it’s a regular comment that Israelis can say things about their politics that American Jews can’t.
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