Looking the Monster In the Eye: On Hebrew Neo-Nazis

Anger is at long last rising against the new form of extremist Zionism dubbed "price tag attacks," wherein Israeli settlers vandalize and otherwise target Muslim and Christian sites as a way of threatening them with "paying the price" for curbing Jewish settlements in Palestinian areas. The Pope has called such settler provocations acts of "terror," the American Jewish Forward just ran a piece on a settlers' Israeli Independence celebration dubbed “When Israelis Teach Their Kids to Hate,” and Amos Oz, one of Israel's most renowned writers, used the occasion of his 75th birthday to blast terms like "hilltop youth" and "price tag" as "sweet names for a monster that needs to be called what it is - Hebrew neo-Nazis," adding that perhaps the only difference between hate crimes around the world and in Israel is that "our neo-Nazi groups enjoy the tailwind of numerous nationalist (or) racist legislators (and) rabbis who give them pseudo-religious justification."

"We wanted to be like all other peoples. We had hoped that the day would arrive in which there would be a Hebrew thief and a Hebrew whore. We also have Hebrew neo-Nazi groups."

 

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