The Israeli response to extremism: the parliamentary arena

Ami Pedahzur

in The Israeli Response to Jewish Extremism and Violence

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780719063725
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700303 | DOI:
The Israeli response to extremism: the parliamentary arena

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This chapter focuses on the historical campaign undertaken by the State of Israel against extremist parties, beginning with the ‘Socialist List’ in 1965 and concluding with the Yemin Yisrael (‘Israel's Right’) party in 1996. It discusses Rabbi Meir Kahane's party Kach, whose ideology, proposed patterns of action and leader's rhetoric have played a key role in shaping the normative legal defensive measures devised by the Israeli democracy. The chapter aims to trace the changes in measures taken by Israel in its struggle with extremist parties and to indicate the gradual transition from a ‘militant’ to an ‘immunized’ model of response.

Keywords: historical campaign; Israeli democracy; Socialist List; Yemin Yisrael; Rabbi Meir Kahane

Chapter.  18799 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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