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Rabbi Meir Kahane

OPINION
October 30, 1988
You may have a point when you write that the proposed policies of Rabbi Meir Kahane ("The Kahane Effect," editorial, Oct. 21) are so contrary to true democratic ideals that the Israeli government is justified in banning his Kach party from the government. You may also be right when you say that Kahane has not brought out the best in some of the Israeli populace. But your editorial fails when you once again, never to miss a chance, point a finger of blame at how Israel is handling the Arab uprising.
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NEWS
May 3, 1986 | DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writer
The State Department on Friday rejected the plea of Rabbi Meir Kahane, firebrand founder of the radical Jewish Defense League, to keep his U.S. citizenship despite his service in the Knesset, Israel's Parliament. The decision sends the case back to U.S. District Court, which had put off action until Kahane, 54, a 17-year resident of Israel who has demanded that all Arabs be expelled from that country, had exhausted all administrative appeals.
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
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1985 | JULIA FORTIER and DAVE PALERMO, Times Staff Writers
About 600 loudly chanting demonstrators marched outside the St. Francis Hotel on Monday night to protest an appearance by Rabbi Meir Kahane, who they say has created an atmosphere of violence that led to the Santa Ana bombing that killed Arab rights leader Alex M. Odeh.
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 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
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.
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
October 5, 1985 | Associated Press
The State Department said Friday that Rabbi Meir Kahane, the radical Israeli political leader, has been stripped of his U.S. citizenship because of his membership in the Knesset, Israel's Parliament. The department said it issued a "certificate of loss of nationality" for Kahane on Wednesday stating that he had expatriated himself, effective Aug. 13, 1984, by assuming his seat in the Knesset.
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