Repackaging Israel’s right-wing after the Arab Spring
Just as in Tunisia and Egypt the first flush of secular democracy was replaced by political Islam, in Israel a messianic-flavored Jewish nationalism with a sinister edge has displaced the social justice “tent protests.”
In July 2011, thousands of young Israelis took to the streets demanding social justice in demonstrations that consciously echoed scenes familiar from the Arab Spring. Eighteen months later, as Israelis go to the polls, those heady days seem distant, for all that assorted parties have tried to cash...
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