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Groups petition Israeli high court to annul Nakba law

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/groups_petition_israeli_high_court_to_annul_nakba_law_20110505

Two Israeli human rights groups have petitioned Israel's Supreme Court to overturn the so-called Nakba Law. The law, passed in March, enables the state to fine local communities and other state-funded groups for holding events that mark what the Arab community calls the Nakba, which means catastrophe, referring to the creation of the Jewish state of Israel. Fines, deducted from a group's operating budget, could equal up to three times the event's sponsorship cost; repeat violations would double the fines.

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