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November 2, 1989 | MARIA NEWMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 50 USC students shouted at Rabbi Meir Kahane on Wednesday when the anti-Arab militant made a brief, noontime appearance on campus to espouse his controversial plan to bring peace to the Middle East by kicking Arabs out of Israeli-held territories. His visit to the campus near Exposition Park was to be the first official stop on a Southern California tour to raise funds for his cause.
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November 13, 1995 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As more than 200,000 Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv to remember slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, about 200 right-wing Jewish radicals gathered here to remember slain Rabbi Meir Kahane, whom the government considers the spiritual guide of those who allegedly conspired to kill Rabin. No tears were shed for Rabin during the sunset service at Kahane's grave in the Har Hamenuhot cemetery to mark the fifth anniversary of the Brooklyn-born rabbi's Nov. 5, 1990, assassination in New York.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 1991 | JANICE ARKATOV, Janice Arkatov writes regularly about theater for Calendar.
The setting is stark, gray, matter-of-fact. Two newly arrived visitors to the United States--a female journalist from Bogota and an Israeli right-wing separatist--are being detained and questioned at an immigration office in New York. Quickly, the questions go from routine to dehumanizing. Soon, medication and food are withheld. There is physical abuse. Before week's end, one of the characters is dead.
NEWS
January 30, 1992 | From Associated Press
An Arab immigrant acquitted of murder in the death of militant Rabbi Meir Kahane was sentenced Wednesday to up to 22 years in prison on lesser charges. The judge chastised the jury for its verdict. El Sayyid Nosair, found guilty on assault and weapons charges, received the maximum sentence for shooting two men and trying to hijack a taxi as he fled the hotel where Kahane was slain in November, 1990.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1990 | DOV AHARONI, Rabbi Dov Aharoni is former national director of the Jewish Defense League. and
Rabbi Meir Kahane emerged from America's political ferment in the 1960s. In those days, if you had the spirit of a political activist, you marched for a cause: Vietnam, Kent State, lettuce, grapes, Wounded Knee. America was ripe with political radicals and ethnic militants like H. Rap Brown, Stokely Carmichael, Abbie Hoffman, Huey Newton, Mark Rudd, Bobby Seale and Russell Means.
NEWS
December 22, 1991 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jury late Saturday found an Egyptian-born Muslim man not guilty of killing Rabbi Meir Kahane, the controversial founder of the militant Jewish Defense League. El Sayyid Nosair, 36, also was acquitted of the attempted murder of a postal police officer. Nosair was convicted of criminal possession of a weapon, assaulting postal policeman Carlos Acosta and another man and coercion for seizing a taxi as he fled the mid-Manhattan hotel where Kahane was slain on Nov. 5, 1990.
NEWS
August 29, 1990 | JONATHAN KIRSCH
My journal contains two entries on the subject of Meir Kahane, the American-born rabbi who founded the Jewish Defense League in Brooklyn and later the Kach party in Israel.
NEWS
June 6, 1987 | From Reuters
Militant Rabbi Meir Kahane, a member of Parliament who campaigns to expel all Arabs from Israeli-ruled territory, said Friday he is considering running for mayor of Jerusalem. The statement by New York-born Kahane came a day after Hanna Siniora, a prominent Palestinian newspaper editor in Arab East Jerusalem, said he would head the first list of Arab candidates for Jerusalem's municipal elections in November, 1988.
OPINION
July 28, 1985
Meir Kahane has stated publicly that he favors killing Arabs--men, women, children--wherever and whenever found. He has said this is necessary for the good of Israel. Crazy Adolf said the same things about the good of the German nation, but not about Arabs. If someone would explain to me the difference between the ravings of Crazy Adolf and Crazy Meir, I'd be obliged, because the echoes are driving me crazy, too. ARNOLD BERMAN Santa Monica
NEWS
December 11, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge postponed a bail hearing for Egyptian immigrant El Sayyid Nosair, the accused killer of militant Zionist Rabbi Meir Kahane, as Jewish and Arab groups screamed hatred at each other in the street outside state Supreme Court in Manhattan. Dozens of police kept the two groups separated in the emotionally charged scene as individuals from both sides tried to get at their adversaries.
NEWS
December 23, 1991 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles-based chairman of the Jewish Defense League on Sunday called for the death of an Egyptian-born man who was acquitted of slaying the group's founder last year at a New York hotel. Irv Rubin, leader of the militant group, denied that his organization would target the man, but said he hoped that "somebody out there" would avenge Saturday's verdict clearing 36-year-old El Sayyid Nosair in the fatal shooting of Rabbi Meir Kahane. "He should have a .
NEWS
December 22, 1991 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jury late Saturday found an Egyptian-born Muslim man not guilty of killing Rabbi Meir Kahane, the controversial founder of the militant Jewish Defense League. El Sayyid Nosair, 36, also was acquitted of the attempted murder of a postal police officer. Nosair was convicted of criminal possession of a weapon, assaulting postal policeman Carlos Acosta and another man and coercion for seizing a taxi as he fled the mid-Manhattan hotel where Kahane was slain on Nov. 5, 1990.
NEWS
November 5, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
About 30 Jewish and Arab demonstrators exchanged angry words and punches outside a Manhattan courthouse as jury selection began for the trial of El Sayyid Nosair, accused of killing the militant Rabbi Meir Kahane. Police arrested one Nosair supporter. Nosair, 35, an Egyptian-born naturalized U.S. citizen, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful imprisonment. He has been held without bail since his arrest on Nov.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 1991 | JANICE ARKATOV, Janice Arkatov writes regularly about theater for Calendar.
The setting is stark, gray, matter-of-fact. Two newly arrived visitors to the United States--a female journalist from Bogota and an Israeli right-wing separatist--are being detained and questioned at an immigration office in New York. Quickly, the questions go from routine to dehumanizing. Soon, medication and food are withheld. There is physical abuse. Before week's end, one of the characters is dead.
NEWS
December 1, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A congressman said that FBI agents had warned him his name was on a list found at the home of the man charged with killing militant Rabbi Meir Kahane. Rep. Gary L. Ackerman (D-N.Y.) said FBI officials also told him it could mean he was a possible target of terrorists. The existence of the list of five New York leaders was reported in New York Newsday. The list also included two federal judges, a former assistant U.S. attorney and a columnist for the weekly Jewish Press.
NEWS
November 22, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A municipal worker pleaded not guilty to charges he killed Jewish extremist Meir Kahane, while followers of the slain right-wing rabbi called for vengeance. "No justice, no peace" chanted about 40 demonstrators outside the courthouse in New York. Defendant El Sayyid Nosair, 35, a native of Egypt, wore a white skullcap with Arabic script around its perimeter.
NEWS
October 27, 1988
A federal judge ruled that Brooklyn-born Rabbi Meir Kahane can travel to the United States from Israel for a speaking tour while he seeks reinstatement of his U.S. citizenship. U.S. District Judge Barrington D. Parker ordered the State Department not to interfere with Kahane's plan to enter the United States early today to begin a three-week speaking tour at a suburban Washington synagogue.
NEWS
November 5, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
About 30 Jewish and Arab demonstrators exchanged angry words and punches outside a Manhattan courthouse as jury selection began for the trial of El Sayyid Nosair, accused of killing the militant Rabbi Meir Kahane. Police arrested one Nosair supporter. Nosair, 35, an Egyptian-born naturalized U.S. citizen, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful imprisonment. He has been held without bail since his arrest on Nov.
NEWS
November 21, 1990 | From United Press International
A state grand jury Tuesday indicted an Egyptian-born man, El Sayyid Nosair, on a second-degree murder charge and eight other criminal counts in connection with the assassination of militant Israeli Rabbi Meir Kahane at a Manhattan hotel. Meanwhile, police said tests indicate that a revolver recovered in the street near the Marriott East Side Hotel was the weapon used in the Nov. 5 murder.
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