For the past 12-13 years now, the term liberalism has been used to define the character of far left leaning adherents on a variety of platforms. The left of today has been hijacked by a fanatic element that interprets liberalism far differently than how the overwhelming majority of citizens view it to be. This is not only true in Israel but the world all over. The progressive ideas pushed by the fringe left have left nation states in limbo and societies clearly divided. The latter is evident from the situation in most of Europe, the United States, Israel, Australia, and many other places. The liberalism of the past decade is viewed as an insurgence of socialist/communist doctrine attempting to creep its way into the democratic process. Most are simply not interested in going down that destructive path.
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