Israel’s Far Right Draws on U.S. Funding Despite Terror Classifications

02 November 2022, Israel, Jerusalem: Israeli far-right lawmaker and the head of "Jewish Power" party Itamar Ben-Gvir gives a statement following the exit polls of the 2022 Israeli general election, the fifth parliamentary election in just three and a half years. Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/dpa (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Despite the well-documented history of violence swirling around the figures who returned Netanyahu to the prime minister’s office, one member of Congress, Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., spoke out forcefully against Otzma Yehudit in the run-up to the election. “As #Israel heads towards another election in November, I urge Israeli political leaders from all sides of the political spectrum to ostracize extremists like Itamar Ben-Gvir whose outrageous views run contrary to Israel’s core principles of a democratic and Jewish state.” Sherman tweeted. “These extremists undermine #Israel’s interests and the U.S.-Israel relationship, which I and my colleagues have worked to strengthen.”

Source: Israel’s Far Right Draws on U.S. Funding Despite Terror Classifications

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