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Israel pressured to act on hate crimes
Religious leaders want the state to strengthen its blasphemy laws, but legal experts say that will threaten free speech.
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2012 13:57

Some religious leaders in Israel are calling on the state to strengthen its blasphemy laws.

But legal experts say tightening the law is unlikely because it risks limiting free speech.

Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from Jerusalem.

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