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Ultra-nationalism ascendant

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Published: 5 June 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Neo-fascists threaten the West. In Israel they've already arrived – Larry Derfner – Haaretz 31.05.16
From America to Austria, belligerent, xenophobic ultra-nationalism is rising. But its hold on power in Israel is far more secure — and uncontested.
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