Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Are Its Latest Neo-fascist Thugs

Gideon Levy
Gideon Levy
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The most frightening and depressing thing that happened in Jerusalem recently isn’t the pogroms against the Palestinians. These of course are endlessly frightening and depressing, but most frightening and depressing is something new about the identity of the assailants.

We already had the Lehava phalanxes, the La Familia militias and the hilltop thugs, and now the ultra-Orthodox have joined in. There’s a new bully in the neighborhood and they're scarier than all the rest.

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