A far-right Israeli group that agitates against Arabs in the name of religion and national security is forcing the Jewish state into a legal and political balancing act as it tries to contain sectarian violence.
Israeli police arrested the head of Lehava, a group that opposes Arab-Israeli coexistence and assimilation.
The three suspects arrested in the alleged arson attack on a joint Arab-Jewish school in Jerusalem have been identified as activists for a radical right-wing group.
France will deport foreign-born imams and disband radical faith-based groups, including hardline traditionalist Catholics, if a new surveillance policy signals they suffer a “religious pathology” and could become violent.
European diplomats have recommended imposing visa bans on violent Israeli settlers, as Denmark helped organize a workshop on labeling settlement goods in the European Union.
Pro-settler hardliners swept a vote on Monday held by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, effectively tossing four of his closest allies and backers of Middle East diplomacy off a list of candidates running with him in a Jan. 22 election.