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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.
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August 17, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal appeals court in New York City upheld the convictions of Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and nine of his followers. The court ruled that the radical Islamic cleric who inspired his followers to try to blow up some of New York landmarks and assassinate Egypt's president was fairly prosecuted under a rarely used charge from colonial days. The blind cleric was prosecuted because he sought to "solicit or persuade others to commit crimes of violence," the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals said.
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MAGAZINE
December 8, 1991
I was thrilled to see myself and my family pictured in your magazine in the article "True Believers" (by Daniel Williams, Oct. 13). It gave my folks back in the United States a chance to see their grandchildren. We "fanatics" aren't going to give an inch! In fact, we in the settlement of Tapuach have dedicated our lives to helping Binyamin Zev Kahane, the son of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, finish his father's work of expelling the Arabs from Israel. LENNY GOLDBERG Tapuach, Israel
NEWS
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.
NEWS
December 3, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A witness in the slaying of extremist Israeli Rabbi Meir Kahane testified that he saw the accused assassin with a gun in his hand moments after the shooting. Stephen Hoffman, 37, a computer sales representative, told a New York City jury that he heard "two big bangs" in the hotel conference room where Kahane was shot and then saw El Sayyid A. Nosair with a gun in his hand.
NEWS
August 17, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal appeals court in New York City upheld the convictions of Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and nine of his followers. The court ruled that the radical Islamic cleric who inspired his followers to try to blow up some of New York landmarks and assassinate Egypt's president was fairly prosecuted under a rarely used charge from colonial days. The blind cleric was prosecuted because he sought to "solicit or persuade others to commit crimes of violence," the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1987
The Times story (June 9) about Rabbi Meir Kahane losing his Knesset rights referred to the Rabbi's "ties with his extremist Jewish Defense League supporters" in the United States. I wish to state once again for the record that the JDL is no longer involved in any way with Kahane and has not been for the last two years. This organization has stated so and made this position clear in countless news conferences and magazine articles, yet the press still can't get it right. We feel anyone taking a Knesset seat should take the loyalty oath without conditions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1985
Some readers of The Times (Letters, Nov. 5) have asked why they did not hear about any response to Rabbi Meir Kahane by Los Angeles Jewish leaders. Obviously, they have not been paying close attention to the news. The facts are: The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith said that Kahane "shames his title 'rabbi' " and he is "a revealed, discredited and despised false prophet in Israel." All the major Jewish agencies issued a statement prior to Kahane's arrival here, declaring that "Kahane's words and actions are alien to the precepts of Judaism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1985
In September, when Minister Farrakhan spoke, the Jewish community, which considers him a racist, tried to force Mayor Bradley to publicly denounce him. Rabbi Meir Kahane was in Los Angeles last week on a speaking engagement. He, too, is considered a racist, except this time it is by his own community. The Jewish groups have not put any pressure on Mayor Bradley or on any of the Jewish leaders to denounce Rabbi Kahane. There have been no threats or organized uproar, or any attempts to keep him from speaking.
NEWS
August 12, 1988 | Associated Press
American-born Rabbi Meir Kahane, who advocates expelling all Arabs from Israeli-held territory, has renounced his U.S. citizenship so he can run again for an Israeli Parliament seat, his spokesman said Thursday. The Brooklyn-born Kahane, who founded the militant Jewish Defense League in the United States in 1968 and emigrated to Israel in 1971, successfully contested a State Department move in October, 1985, to strip him of his American citizenship after he was elected to the Israeli Parliament.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1994
If they ever award a Nobel Prize for resurrecting defunct organizations, Israeli government officials would certainly win one. First, they save the terrorist PLO from extinction by helping it set up an autonomous region and giving it an armed force to hold it. Now, the Israeli government has made the extremist Kach movement, founded by the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, the darling of the Israeli public. By suddenly jailing Kach activists without trial or charges, under the Draconian "Administrative Detention Law" left over from the days of the British Mandate, and by banning Kach and its little sister, Kahane Chai, everyone from the chief rabbis, the print media, to the ultra-liberal Israeli Assn.
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.
MAGAZINE
December 8, 1991
I was thrilled to see myself and my family pictured in your magazine in the article "True Believers" (by Daniel Williams, Oct. 13). It gave my folks back in the United States a chance to see their grandchildren. We "fanatics" aren't going to give an inch! In fact, we in the settlement of Tapuach have dedicated our lives to helping Binyamin Zev Kahane, the son of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, finish his father's work of expelling the Arabs from Israel. LENNY GOLDBERG Tapuach, Israel
NEWS
December 3, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A witness in the slaying of extremist Israeli Rabbi Meir Kahane testified that he saw the accused assassin with a gun in his hand moments after the shooting. Stephen Hoffman, 37, a computer sales representative, told a New York City jury that he heard "two big bangs" in the hotel conference room where Kahane was shot and then saw El Sayyid A. Nosair with a gun in his hand.
OPINION
November 11, 1990 | Ehud Sprinzak, Ehud Sprinzak, a Hebrew University professor, is currently the Aaron Goldman visiting professor of government at Georgetown University. His book , "The Ascendance of the Israeli Radical Right , " will be published early next year by Oxford University Press
I recently asked Rabbi Meir Kahane who his model in Jewish history was. I expected him to name one of the eccentric Jewish rebel-heroes--Judah Maccabee, who defeated the Hellenists after persistent desecrations of the Temple Mount, or Shimon Bar-Kochba, who rebelled against the Romans 60 years after the destruction of the second Temple.
NEWS
November 7, 1990 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hours after the death of Rabbi Meir Kahane, teary-eyed followers of the one-time Brooklyn sportswriter gathered in anger inside a North Hollywood synagogue Tuesday and vowed to try harder to realize his dream of an Arab-free Israel.
NEWS
July 1, 1987 | From Reuters
The Knesset, Israel's Parliament, allowed anti-Arab legislator Rabbi Meir Kahane to return to the floor today after he declared loyalty to the laws of Israel. "In the end, having tried everything else, I finally took the oath," Kahane told a reporter. "I am back in the Knesset and able to drive them crazy again." The New York-born rabbi, who seeks to expel all Arabs under Israeli rule, was banned by Knesset Speaker Shlomo Hillel on June 8 for failing to take the oath of loyalty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1994
If they ever award a Nobel Prize for resurrecting defunct organizations, Israeli government officials would certainly win one. First, they save the terrorist PLO from extinction by helping it set up an autonomous region and giving it an armed force to hold it. Now, the Israeli government has made the extremist Kach movement, founded by the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, the darling of the Israeli public. By suddenly jailing Kach activists without trial or charges, under the Draconian "Administrative Detention Law" left over from the days of the British Mandate, and by banning Kach and its little sister, Kahane Chai, everyone from the chief rabbis, the print media, to the ultra-liberal Israeli Assn.
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
November 7, 1990 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN and DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Authorities said Tuesday that the alleged assassin of controversial Jewish activist Rabbi Meir Kahane was an Egyptian-born municipal maintenance worker in New York City's criminal courts building who apparently acted alone. Chief of Detectives Joseph Borrelli said that initial indications were that 34-year-old El-Sayyid A. Nosair, who arrived in the United States from Egypt in 1981 and became a naturalized citizen last year, was not part of any conspiracy with other individuals or groups.
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