March 1, 1994 |
Inside a drab stone house on a quiet street here Monday, the phone rang again and again in three rooms plastered with bloodthirsty bumper stickers, treatises on the Bible and photographs of Jewish martyrs. The fugitives of Kach, the small right-wing extremist group that the Israeli government has vowed to crush, were checking in with home base. "The government wants to kill Kach," said Michael Delhorin, 46, who lives in the Golan Heights but was calling from "somewhere near Hebron."
February 25, 1994 |
A Jewish settler on the Israeli-occupied West Bank opened fire early today on Muslims praying at a mosque in Hebron, 20 miles south of Jerusalem, killing at least 20 Palestinians and wounding dozens more, according to Israeli military spokesmen. The settler, described as a civilian but dressed in an army uniform, burst into the Ibrahim Mosque at the Cave of the Patriarchs, a site holy to both Jews and Muslims, about 5:45 a.m.
November 8, 1990 |
Followers of the slain militant nationalist Rabbi Meir Kahane went on violent hunts for Palestinians and journalists along the route of his funeral Wednesday and mingled shouts of "Death to the Arabs!" with prayers for the dead at the burial. Police estimated the funeral crowd at 15,000, larger than Kahane usually attracted over the years at his bitterly anti-Arab political rallies.
October 19, 1988 |
The highest court in Israel on Tuesday upheld a ban on Rabbi Meir Kahane's anti-Arab political party, prompting the fiery Kahane to lash out at his political opponents and to forecast the destruction of the Israeli state. In a separate decision, the Supreme Court also ruled that the Progressive List for Peace, an Arab-Jewish party that favors talks with the Palestine Liberation Organization, can run despite objections that it is dedicated to ending Jewish domination of the country.
October 6, 1988 |
The Israeli elections commission on Wednesday barred the Kach party of American-born Rabbi Meir Kahane from competing in the Nov. 1 general election on grounds that Kach, which favors the expulsion of Arabs living under Israeli rule, is racist and anti-democratic. The decision had been expected. The commission's members are drawn from parties represented in the Knesset, or Parliament, and most of them oppose Kach. Kahane said he will appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1988 |
Despite alleged Israeli reluctance to assist in such matters, federal authorities are seeking the extradition of a Los Angeles-born Jewish militant who has been indicted in the 1980 mail bomb murder of a Manhattan Beach secretary, prosecutors said Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Atty. Nancy Wieben Stock said a request for the arrest of Robert Steven Manning, 36, is being prepared as the first step to bring him back to Los Angeles to stand trial in the death of Patricia Wilkerson.