Israelis occupy the West Bank and have built a great big wall to keep it out of sight. The Wall and the Occupation are all but invisible to Israeli society, another part of the longstanding regime of separation it was founded upon.
Israeli politics underwent a dark shift in the summer of 2014, heralding a new chapter in which openly fascist groups play a growing role, while Leftists can no longer operate freely even in the liberal bastion of Tel Aviv. I was on the front lines of the struggle between the Israeli Right and Left in that summer.
It is only by ignoring the information collected and disseminated by antifascists that liberals and conservatives can so readily dismiss Antifa’s confrontational tactics and activities.