The Israeli Overton Window

The Israeli government recently arrested 15 members of an extremist group known for its racist, supremacist ideology. In an unexpected twist for casual observers of the Middle East, these extremists are not Muslims, but members of Lehava, a right-wing Jewish nationalist group famous for protesting LGBT parades and attacking Arabs in the streets. Members of Lehava, including one Schlomo Twitto, were indicted in 2014 for an arson attack on an integrated Jewish-Arab school. The most recent round of arrests stems from intimidation tactics used against interracial couples. From


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