Savoring a Divisive Victory

One politician who was not invited to visit the presidential residence last week was Rabbi Meir Kahane, 52, the Brooklyn-born head of the Kach Party. Not that the snub dismayed him. The founder of the New York City-based Jewish Defense League, who emigrated to Israel with his special brand of right-wing extremism in 1971, was still savoring one of the most divisive victories in last month's elections. Three times before, he had tried and failed. His success was yet another indication that the Israeli electorate was shifting to the right.

"To all those who...

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