November 9, 1990
The man accused of assassinating Rabbi Meir Kahane may have been taking an antidepressant drug that critics claim induces violent behavior, a published report said. The New York Times in today's editions quoted an unnamed law enforcement source as saying that the accused, El Sayyid Nosair, was taking Prozac. Several lawsuits are pending against the drug's manufacturer, Eli Lilly & Co., which has denied allegations that the drug can induce suicidal or homicidal behavior.
December 19, 1991 |
The jury in Manhattan's State Supreme Court began deliberations in the murder trial of a Muslim man charged in the assassination of militant Rabbi Meir Kahane. El Sayyid Nosair, 36, an Egyptian-born immigrant who lived in Cliffside Park, N.J., is charged with firing a bullet through Kahane's neck after the former member of Israel's parliament delivered a lecture on Nov. 5, 1990.
November 27, 1990 |
Police today ordered two followers of slain extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane jailed for six days while authorities investigate a campaign of arson and threats aimed at forcing Jewish shops to fire Arab workers. Jerusalem Police Chief Aryeh Bibi said another member of Kahane's anti-Arab Kach party was arrested today, bringing to five the number detained since Monday on suspicion of threatening shopkeepers, incitement and causing damage.
January 19, 1990 |
Police today arrested pro-PLO Palestinian activist Faisal Husseini, who has been considered a potential negotiator in proposed Israeli-Palestinian talks. Husseini appeared briefly in Jerusalem's Magistrate Court, where Judge Musia Arad ordered him held for four days for further investigation. As he left the courtroom, Husseini shouted to reporters: "Nothing will stop the peace process!"
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March 23, 1989
Followers of the ultra right-wing Israeli Rabbi Meir Kahane are suing the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, contending they were wrongfully excluded from two upcoming Jewish festivals. Kach International, which says its members look to Kahane as a spiritual leader, contends that it was improperly denied permission to set up booths at Jewish festivals scheduled at Pierce Community College in Woodland Hills on April 9 and Rancho Park in West Los Angeles on June 4.
March 27, 1985 |
Extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane said Arabs should be thrown out of Israel just as Jews were expelled from Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia during World War II. "When I become prime minister, not a single Arab will be killed in Israel because not a single Arab will be there," declared Kahane, founder of the militant Jewish Defense League and a member of the Israeli Parliament. Kahane debated Harvard Law School Prof.
December 18, 1985 |
The U.S. Consulate gave right-wing Rabbi Meir Kahane, a member of the Israeli Parliament, a document stating that he has lost his American citizenship, Israel radio said Tuesday. Neither the consulate nor Kahane was immediatly available for comment on the report. The radio said the consulate rejected a demand by Kahane that he be guaranteed entry into the United States at all times.
October 26, 1988
Brooklyn-born Rabbi Meir Kahane, the anti-Arab militant who renounced his U.S. citizenship to run for Israel's Parliament, said he wants to be an American citizen again. Kahane said he plans to fly to the United States today for a fund-raising tour, but U.S. officials said his passport is no longer valid. A U.S. Embassy spokesman in Tel Aviv said Kahane formally renounced his citizenship Sept. 16, and the State Department later approved the loss of nationality. On Oct.
November 13, 1990
This week will mark a key test for Israel's hope to put behind it the international controversy over last month's killings of 20 Palestinians at the Temple Mount. The government has offered to accept an envoy from U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar to talk about the situation of Palestinians in general, but not Jerusalem in particular. The U.N. official has yet to take up the offer, and the Palestine Liberation Organization is pushing for a full-blown U.N.