Denial of Holocaust -Prohibition- Law- 5746-1986-
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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 Denial of Holocaust -Prohibition- Law- 5746-1986-

7/8/1986

 
Denial of Holocaust (Prohibition) Law, 5746-1986*

Definitions 1. In this Law, "crime against the Jewish people" and "crime against humanity" have the same respective meanings as in the "Nazis and Nazi Collaborators Law, 5710-1950[1].

Prohibition of Denial of Holocaust 2. A person who, in writing or by word of mouth, publishes any statement denying or diminishing the proportions of acts committed in the period of the Nazi regime, which are crimes against the Jewish people or crimes against humanity, with intent to defend the perpetrators of those acts or to express sympathy or identification with them, shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of five years.

Prohibition of publication of expression for sympathy for Nazi crimes 3. A person who, in writing or by word of mouth, publishes any statement expressing praise or sympathy for or identification with acts done in the period of the Nazi regime, which are crimes against the Jewish people or crimes against humanity, shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of five years.

Permitted publication 4. The publication of a correct and fair report of a publication prohibited by this Law shall not be regarded as an offence thereunder so long as it is not made with intent to express sympathy or identification with the perpetrators of crimes against the Jewish people or against humanity.

Filing of charge 5. An indictment for offences under this Law shall only be filed by or with the consent of the Attorney-General.


SHIMON PERES - Prime Minister

YITZCHAK MODAI - Minister of Justice

CHAIM HERZOG - President of the State

* Passed by the Knesset on the lst Tammuz, 5746 (8th July, 1986) and published in Sefer Ha-Chukkim No. 1187 of the 9th Tammuz, 5746 (16th July, 1986), p. 196; the Bill and an Explanatory Note were published in Hatzaot Chok No. 1743 of 5745, p. 250.

[1] Sefer Ha-Chukkim of 5710, p. 28 1,LSI vol. IV, p. 154.203 56) (No. 56)

 
 
 
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