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The Triumph of Israel’s Radical Right

Ami Pedahzur


Two decades ago, the idea that a “radical right” could capture and drive Israeli politics seemed highly improbable. While it was a boisterous faction and received heavy media coverage, it constituted a fringe element. Yet by 2009, Israel’s radical right had not only entrenched itself in mainstream Israeli politics, it was dictating policy in a wide range of areas. The government has essentially caved to the settlers on the West Bank, and restrictions on non-Jews in Israel have increased in the past few years. Members of the radical right have assumed prominent positions in Israel’s elite secur ... More

Keywords: radical right, Israel, Israeli politics, West Bank, non-Jews, Avigdor Lieberman, Greater Israel, Meir Kahane

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199744701
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744701.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ami Pedahzur, author
University of Texas