Netanyahu embraces the far right. Can’t he see what extremist politics have done to the US?
Benjamin Netanyahu addresses supporters at campaign headquarters in Jerusalem early on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, after the end of voting for national elections. - RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images North America/TNS

The toxicity of far-right politics manifests itself in myriad ways — and not only here in America. In Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu has engineered a continuance of his grip on power, this time by forging an alliance with far-right Zionist leaders. Netanyahu won Israel’s national elections earlier this month by agreeing to form a coalition between his center-right Likud Party and the far-right Jewish Power Party and the Religious Zionism party. Just how extreme are Netanyahu’s new partners? The Jewish Power Party’s leader, Itamar Ben-Gvir, campaigned on the promise of broadening Israeli security f...