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Religious Zionism (Tziyonut Datit; or Dati Leumi ‘National Religious’; or Kippah seruga, literally ‘knitted skullcap’) is an ideology that combines Zionism and Orthodox Judaism.

The Israeli lawmaker heralding genocide against Palestinians – Daniel Blatman – Haaretz 23.05.17
Deputy Speaker Bezalel Smotrich’s admiration for the biblical genocidaire Joshua bin Nun leads him to adopt values that resemble those of the German SS. [The Knesset has several deputy speakers. Prof. Blatman is an historian of the Holocaust and genocide at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.]

Why religious Zionism is growing darker – Tomer Persico – Haaretz 16.05.17
Certain people in this camp, Bezalel Smotrich among them, turn to Jewish identity and use a mythic narrative to enlist support for anti-liberal ideas.

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Hate crime suspected after graffiti, cars torched in Israeli Arab village in Wadi Ara – Noa Shpigel – Haaretz 24.05.17
‘Price tag’ and ‘the exiles say hello’ spray-painted inside Israeli Arab village days after West Bank extremist held.

Tractor set alight in Palestinian village in apparent hate crime – Elior Levy & Elisha Ben Kimon – Ynetnews 19.05.17
A suspect is captured on camera pulling up next to a tractor in a Nablus village and setting it on fire, while spraying the word ‘Revenge’ on the wall and picture of the Star of David.

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