December 23, 1991 |
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 .
December 22, 1991 |
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.
November 5, 1991 |
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.
June 23, 1991 |
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.
December 1, 1990 |
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.
November 22, 1990 |
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.