Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry

The Rise of the Radical Right in Europe and the Jews

by Michael Whine

This paper focuses on the European radical right and their attitude to the Jewish population. The radical right should be differentiated from other trends on the far right. It includes the emerging anti-immigrant populist and social movements, which are racist, sometimes antisemitic, and may have neo-Nazi origins, but which may also have rejected them. The extreme right includes neo-Nazis, neo-Nazi skinheads, autonomous nationalists and Third Positionists, the majority of whom have adopted anti-democratic and sometimes violent means to pursue their ideologies.

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