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      Meretz Head: 'Biberman' Party Strengthens Fascism

      MK Zehava Galon: Likud has become a strategic threat to Israel's democratic nature.
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 10/25/2012, 7:19 PM

      MK Zehava Galon
      MK Zehava Galon
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      MK Zehava Galon, who heads the leftist Meretz party, said Thursday that the unification between Likud and Yisrael Beytenu will strengthen the nationalist wing – or "fascism," as she calls it.

      "When each element is a separate party, there is a 'balance of fear' between them," she added. When they are together, "it gives the message that there is a bloc that will continue its incitement against the left and the Arabs," she said.

      "The fascism of Likud's back benches is now taking center stage," she warned in radio interviews, calling the combination between Binyamin "Bibi" Netanyahu and Lieberman "a Biberman government."

      "Likud has turned into a strategic threat to the democratic character of Israel," she stated, "and whoever wants to preserve this character must commit, right now, that he will not join the Biberman government."