Monday, January 13, 2020

Germany will ban burning of Israeli and other state flags (update)

Update: Germany's Left Party blocks ban on burning of Israeli flag - The party claimed that a ban would contravene free speech.

Via The Jerusalem Post:
The German government is slated to outlaw the burning of Israel’s flag along with flags of all nations on Wednesday in response to a series of anti-Israel demonstrations in 2017. 
German media outlets reported on Sunday that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition parties are expected to introduce a law that would forbid the torching of foreign national flags. A draft of the new law exists. 
In December 2017, Israel’s Ambassador to Germany Jeremy Issacharoff called for a change of the law in the Federal Republic to prohibit the burning of the Israeli flag.
“It is anti-democratic and in the case of Israel it can even be very antisemitic,” said Issacharoff.
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