By Joshua Greenblatt, USA TODAY Jewish nationalism has long been a staple of Israeli life, a concept that has a long history and an intricate history of roots.
The idea that Jews are a people, as opposed to just a nation, is an idea that is woven into every facet of Jewish life, from the religious to the political.
And yet for the last 20 years, Jewish nationalism in Israel has become increasingly mainstream, especially as Israel has grown more and more ethnically and religiously diverse.
“There are a lot of reasons that Jews want to be more connected to their history,” said Daniel Shapiro, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland and author of The Jewish State: The Struggle for Identity in a World Gone by.
There are certainly reasons that Judaism itself is being increasingly marginalised in the Israeli mainstream.
Israelis today live in an age of globalisation that has left them increasingly disconnected from their roots and their heritage, and has also left them less familiar with the struggles of Jews as a people.
The most common answer to that disconnect is to turn to social media.
For many Israelis, it is as if they have no one to talk to about their history, says Shimon Cohen, a Jewish journalist who grew up in Israel and now lives in the US.
It has also made it easier for Jewish nationalism to find new supporters and to expand its base.
On social media, many Israelis who have grown up in the state’s elite circles have embraced their own identity as Jewish nationalists, with hashtags such as #boynation and #neighbourhoodsalt.
They say their social media platforms have allowed them to connect more easily with their own communities, and that they have found it more welcoming of those who are different from them.
One of the more prominent of these new Jews is Benny Gantz, a political analyst and blogger who has become a vocal supporter of Israel’s right to exist.
Gantz has become one of the most visible and successful Israeli nationalists in recent years, even though he has long supported a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Gantz has also become the subject of ridicule by many Israeli politicians who have accused him of being a nationalist and have accused Gantz of promoting the idea of a “Jewish state” in Israel.
Israeli nationalists are also taking a leading role in the development of new movements, and in promoting Israeli democracy.
In 2014, the Israeli Jewish Home party launched a political party, Likud, that aimed to establish a new national identity, based on Israel’s past, and its achievements in the 1948 war.
The party’s founders are members of the Knesset, which is the Israeli parliament.
The Jewish Home Party was founded by Rabbi Shlomo Sand, who is also the head of the Israeli Council of the Conservative Movement, an ultra-Orthodox party that has become more mainstream in Israel over the past two decades.
After the election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2014, Sand and other Israeli nationalists were the ones who led protests against the formation of the coalition government.
The protests eventually turned violent, and the Israeli security forces killed a number of protesters.
While some of the young nationalists have been arrested, the protests have not led to violence.
The only incident of violence that has occurred in Israel’s far-right movement is the death of a Palestinian youth, Gilad Shalit, who was stabbed to death in the West Bank.
The death of Shalit came just days after a young man who had become involved in an Israeli nationalist group was beaten to death.
This past year, Israeli nationalists have also been a key part of a growing movement to bring about an Israeli state without the Palestinians.
A movement that was once a fringe movement has now become the main force in Israeli politics, and many Israeli nationalists say they are now leading the charge.
When it comes to the state of Israel as a whole, Israel is an ethnically, religiously and linguistically diverse state, says Cohen.
But for Israeli nationalists, their nationalism is not just about a new identity.
It is also about their connection to the country that made them.
For some, it comes from a desire to reclaim the nation they were born into, and for others, it may be the only way they can maintain an identity that is distinct from other Israeli Jews.
Despite their newfound prominence, Jewish nationalists are not immune to the criticism they have received.
Many Israelis see the criticism of their movement as unfair, because it is the opposite of the sort of criticism they would receive if they were to engage in the kind of racism that was used against them.
But the critics are not simply criticizing Jewish nationalism, they are criticizing Israeli society itself, says Shapiro.
Over time, Israeli nationalism has also grown in popularity, and it has attracted a broader array of supporters, and a wider range of opinions,