Israelis shocked by discovery of neo-Nazi ring in Israel
The Associated Press
September 9, 2007
JERUSALEM: Police on Sunday said they have broken up a cell of young Israeli neo-Nazis accused of a string of violent racist attacks, shocking a nation that was founded 60 years ago as a refuge for Jews in the wake of the Holocaust.
The eight suspects, all immigrants from the former Soviet Union in their late teens or early 20s, are seen in homemade videos kicking helpless victims on the ground to a bloody pulp, hitting a man over the head with an empty beer bottle and proclaiming their allegiance to Adolf Hitler in a Nazi salute.
Israelis, living in a state created after the Nazi Holocaust in which 6 million Jews were killed, were shocked. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who viewed the footage with his ministers at the weekly Cabinet, reacted with outrage at what he called "violence for the sake of violence." the rest