Israel’s hard-right turn

There is no doubt that the rise of the right has been fuelled primarily by its hard line on security and territory. What needs to be explained is why so many more Israelis are attracted by those policies nowadays than they were 20 years ago.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will likely hold onto that spot after Israel's Jan. 22 election, writes Gwynne Dyer.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Thursday, 01/17/2013 9:37 pm EST
Last Updated: Monday, 01/21/2013 10:24 am EST

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was once seen as a right-wing figure. Now he’s widely considered to be a moderate. But it’s not Netanyahu who has changed; Israel has.

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