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Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel

The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence. Israel's Shin Bet security service says 23-year-old Meir Ettinger, grandson of the late ultranationalist Rabbi Meir Kahane, was arrested for "involvement in an extremist Jewish organization" that was seeking to bring about religious "redemption" through attacks on Christian sites...

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