The Ideology of Evil
When an action by public officials causes the death of innocent people, is it a crime?
Or is the real crime to write about it?
The crime of defamation by Israeli law was committed by extreme blogging against judges and social workers. It should be addressed, no doubt. But how far can the system go to silence the core elements of stories.
Last week, Judge Avraham Heiman described the activists as having an Ideology of Evil. He spent over an hour describing how shameful they were to have exposed judges or social workers who drove people to name those officials in suicide notes.
An Ideology of Evil? In modern terms this terminology has been used when condemning islamic terror ideas, or acts of terrorism such as attacks or bombs.
It is a step too far to describe bloggers as evil.
Just how far will the Judiciary and Court Administration go to silence free speech in Israel?
As many activists say - first stop the corruption and crimes, and then there is no need to write about it!