Israeli soldier arrested for neo-Nazi ties

[JURIST] A Russian immigrant turned Israeli soldier was arrested in Israel for ties to neo-Nazi groups Thursday just as Israel was marking Holocaust Remambrance Day [bakgrounder] on the 60th anniversary of Nazi Germany's defeat. The soldier had been arrested on drug charges, but under interrogation told police he was a Nazi, which led to the discovery of correspondence with neo-Nazi groups on the soldier's computer and a swastika tattoo on his arm. Israel was founded as a safe haven for Jews after World War II and has accepted a multitude of Russian Jewish immigrants. This is the first case of its kind in the country's history. Reuters has more.

 

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