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West Bank

Israeli tolerance of extremist Jews blamed for spurt in violence

JERUSALEM A firebombing that killed a Palestinian toddler and critically injured his sleeping family. A stabbing rampage at a gay pride parade that claimed the life of a 16-year-old Israeli girl. The torching of a venerated Roman Catholic church. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the firebombing as terrorism and denounced the other assaults, vowing justice would be done. Critics say authorities fan Jewish extremism by not addressing it aggressively enough. "Every society has extremists on its margins," President Reuven Rivlin said Saturday at a Jerusalem protest over the mounting violence. "But today, we have to ask ourselves, what is the public...