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Why the Netanyahus are embracing 'Christian Europe'

18 May 2020

"Jewish nationalists defending 'Christian Europe' and attacking 'evil globalism'? For Benjamin Netanyahu and conspiratorial son Yair, the illiberal Islamophobic ethno-nationalism of Europe's radical right is just too enticing" writes Dr Toby Greene from Queen Mary University of London, in this article for Haaretz. Dr Greene discusses Yair Netanyahu's recent tweets about the "evil globalist EU" being an enemy to "all European Christian Countries" and the thrilled endorsement he received from Joachim Kuhs, Member of the European Parliament for the German radical right AfD. This, according to Dr Greene, further established Yair Netanyahu's position as a hard-line member of a growing, international radical right movement.

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