The killing of a young Eritrean asylum seeker in Israel on Sunday has brought to the surface what many see as a rising trend of racism and vigilante violence in Israel.
This killing comes at a time of heightened tension between Israel and the Palestinians. It took an unprecedented turn recently over the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, where right-wing groups stand accused of pushing the Israeli government to change the so-called status quo governing the religious compound.
What followed is a series of stabbing attacks by Palestinians. Right-wing Israeli activists and settlers have also carried out attacks against Palestinians.
So, is Israeli right-wing politics contributing to the violence?
Presenter: Martine Dennis
Ben Hartman – National Security Correspondent for the Jerusalem Post.
Daniel Levy – Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme for the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Mairav Zonszein – Journalist and Blogger for Plus972 Magazine.