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Approval of a plan in America to criminalize criticism of Israel

The US House of Representatives passed a bill to limit criticism of Israel.
– International news

According to the international group Tasnim news agency, the US House of Representatives on Wednesday (May 1/12 ) has approved a plan that by broadening the scope of the definition of “anti-Semitism” seeks to limit criticism of the Zionist regime amid the spread of protests in this country against this regime due to the war in Gaza.

This plan for Becoming a law must be approved in the Senate and then implemented with the signature of the president. If passed by the House of Representatives, the definition of an intergovernmental organization called the “International Holocaust Remembrance Coalition” (IHRA) will be added to the “American Civil Rights Bill”, passed in 1964.

The legal civil rights bill related to It is a civil and political right in the United States that was passed in 1964 and makes it illegal to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. If the IRHA’s definition of anti-Semitism is added to the Civil Rights Bill, the US Department of Education would be allowed to limit funding and other resources allocated to universities that do not address “anti-Semitism”.

Critics say this expanded definition of anti-Semitism could It provided the legal grounds to prevent recent university demonstrations against Israel’s war on Gaza. Interestingly, in the examples of anti-Semitism provided by IRHA, anti-Semitism is defined as “a Jewish collective entity”. The IRHA group also mentions some examples of anti-Semitism, including The comparison of Israel’s policies with the Nazis has also been defined by hostility to Judaism.

The American Civil Liberties Union, in a letter sent to the lawmakers of the House of Representatives last Friday, asked them to vote against this plan. Because in federal laws, examples of discrimination on the basis of Judaism are specified.

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© Webangah News Hub has translated this news from the source of Tasnim News Agency
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