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Bill on Nazi Collaborators Passes First Reading in Knesset

A bill amending an earlier law by lifting the 20-year statute of limitations for the prosecution of persons charged with having been Nazi collaborators, passed its first reading here in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, today. Under the new law, those accused of Nazi collaboration may be subject to prosecution regardless of any time limitation.

Minister of Justice Dov Joseph told the House that the new bill, originally introduced last January by Herut, has been accepted by the Government as one backed by the Government. Thus, adoption of the measure has been virtually assured, Today’s adoption of the first reading of the bill was unanimous.