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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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As the president of the American Jewish Committee, Sholom Comay, said after Kahane's assassination in November 1990, "Despite our considerable differences, Meir Kahane must always be remembered for the slogan Never Again, which for so many became the battle cry of post-Holocaust Jewry.
Recent examples of religious terrorists are Aum Shinrikyo (Japanese), Rabbi Meir Kahane and Baruch Goldstein and Yigal Amir (Jews).
Examples of religious terrorists are Rabbi Meir Kahane, Baruch Goldstein and Yigal Amir (Jews), and Aum Shinrikyo doomsday (Japanese).
1990: Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, was shot dead after a speech at a New York City hotel.
Ettinger, the grandson of the slain far-right activist Meir Kahane, was detained following themurder of the Dawabsheh family last July, in which baby Ali Dawabsheh and both his parents were killed.
Ettinger is the grandson of far-right rabbi Meir Kahane, who advocated the overthrow of the Israeli government in favor of making Israel into a Jewish monarchy.
A prominent case is that of the terrorist Baruch Goldstein who killed 29 Palestinians at the Ibrahim Mosque in Hebron, and who has a shrine at the illegal Kiryat Arba settlement, across a park named after Meir Kahane, another Israeli terrorist.
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.
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".
The detained man is Meir Ettinger, 23, the grandson of Meir Kahane, an Israeli militant and founder of the far-right group the Jewish Defense League, who was assassinated by an Egyptian-American citizen in a Manhattan hotel in 1990.
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.
He elaborated, "In the 1980s Meir Kahane had a small following in Israel, but his pro-ethnic cleansing party was made illegal.