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Amid neo-Nazi surge, Jewish groups applaud Greece’s Holocaust denial ban

by Gavin Rabinowitz

1 week ago

Anti-fascist protesters holding banners in front of the Athens municipal amphitheater during a swearing-in ceremony for Golden Dawn party member Ilias Kasidiaris, Aug. 29, 2014. Photo credit, Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Jewish groups say the passage of a bill banning Holocaust denial and imposing harsher penalties for hate speech is an important milestone in the fight against Greece’s rising neo-Nazi... read full article

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