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Kahane, Meir (b. Martin David Kahane)

(1932–90) rabbi, Jewish activist; born in New York City. At age 15, he was arrested in a protest against the British policy on Jewish immigration to Palestine. Ordained as an Orthodox rabbi, he earned a law degree from New York University. He was a synagogue rabbi and editor of the Jewish Press. In the 1960s he founded the Jewish Defense League, which advocated the use of violence to defend Jewish rights. After moving to Israel in 1971, he founded Kach, a movement aimed at removing Arabs from Israel. He earned a seat in the Israeli parliament in 1981, but his party was later barred from office. He was assassinated in New York, and his alleged assailant, an Egyptian-born American citizen, was found not guilty. He was the author of The Jewish Stake in Vietnam and Never Again.
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1990: Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, was shot dead after a speech at a New York City hotel.
The radical Jewish Defence League was founded by Meir Kahane, who was assassinated in 1990, is banned in both the United States and Israel.
Radical right-wing activist Meir Ettinger, a grandson of assassinated ultra-nationalist Rabbi Meir Kahane, whose Kach party was outlawed, and nine others were however arrested in August reportedly on charges of torching the landmark Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes on the Sea of Galilee.
Ettinger is the grandson of Meir Kahane, a rabbi who founded the racist anti-Palestinian movement Kach and was assassinated in 1990 in New York,
Israel on Aug 2 arrested Meir Ettinger, whose grandfather Meir Kahane founded the racist anti-Arab Kach group, and a court prolonged his detention until the weekend on suspicion of "nationalist crimes".
As for Marzel, a follower of assassinated racist rabbi Meir Kahane, his attorney said that slurs against migrants and Arabs attributed to him were either never made or were misunderstood.
Goldstein was a member of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), a racist party of Jewish extremists founded by Meir Kahane.
Liberals accused him of promoting the forcible 'transfer' plan, akin to ethnic cleansing, proclaimed by a rabbi, Meir Kahane, who vilified Arabs while calling for a pure Jewish state.
When asked about the late Meir Kahane, a symbol of the extreme right whom the U.
Blumenthal interviewed several of them, who ranged from self-described peaceniks to Meir Kahane supporters.
In this part of the campaign, Lindsay's opponent seemed not to be Marchi or Procaccino, but the young and angry Meir Kahane.
Unlike Machiavellian Israeli leaders, the late Knesset member Rabbi Meir Kahane was more candid in articulating the ethnocentric state's vision in his 1981 book They Must Go.