Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Search our Archives!

Email to a Friend

The new ‘Fascism’


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/the_new_fascism_20111117

These days, the word “fascism” is used here in Israel – as also abroad – almost casually. It is sometimes spoken with glee, often spoken in sorrow. Yet while it is fair (and painful) to say that a crop of laws, recent and prospective, are anti-democratic, the word “fascism” simply does not fit the Israeli reality. Bibi Netanyahu makes a preposterous Mussolini. (Of course, so did Mussolini.) The Israeli people, setting aside the most extreme of the settlers, are grotesquely miscast as Fascisti.

Recipient email:
Your email:
Comments:
What's this word?