Troubling Israeli Religious Fundamentalism – by Stephen Lendman
Islamic fundamentalism is vilified in the West. Extremist Jews are largely ignored. In Israel they’re dangerous. They influence government policy. They seek control of Israel’s rabbinical system.
Last January, Haaretz reported that ultra-Orthodox Shas party members used “improper methods bordering on the criminal (to get) its people appointed to key offices.”
Israeli Haredim are ultra-Orthodox extremists. They believe their way is the only way. Others are heretics. Israel Shahak’s (1933 – 2001) “Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel” explained its pervasive, destructive influence on Israeli politics, the military and society.
He called all forms of bigotry morally reprehensible,