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When Eastern Europeans (mainly Poland, Hungary, Slovakia)- went to sleep as communists and woke up as right-wing fundamentalists, populists and tremendously fascists



Τhe alarming rise of the Far Right movements in Europe has been recorded and well established as a determining factor of internal political balances at national level, mainly in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia (Visegrad group ), well before the refugee crisis dominates the debates and Islam becomes the scapegoat of Visegrad’s politics  in order to mobilize the poor masses of people who struggle to exist and earn one’s living into a Europe (poverty has led to an exodus of workers to the Uk especially) that didn’t meet their expectations for prosperity when they entered the EU;

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Israel & the Growth of Nationalism


Nationalism is fine, but it does not justify encroachment on a neighbour’s territory.

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1024px-arch_of_titus_menorahJewish-Roman Wars

Palestine

Philistines settled in Palestine in the 12th century BCE, which confirms that Palestine had long been a nation (see Palestine, Britannica). After the three Jewish-Roman Wars, fought between 66 CE and 136 CE. Palestine was renamed Syria Palaestina by Roman Emperor Hadrian after he crushed the Bar Kokhba revolt of 132-136, thus named after Simon bar Kokhba (d. 135). The Bar Kokhba revolt is the third of three Jew-Roman wars, but it is sometimes called the second, the Kitos War being omitted.

Jerusalem was renamed Aelia Capitolina and Jews could no longer enter the city.

800px-thumbnailExpulsion of the Jews during the Reign of Hadrian

Nationalism

The concept of nationalism was not new to the 19th century. Traits and circumstances shared by a number of individuals such as language, religion, foklore, location, not to…

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