Israel: Unwelcoming Committee

Campaigning for last July's national elections, U.S.-born Rabbi Meir Kahane, 52, made a promise: if he won a seat in the Knesset he would travel to Umm al Fahm (pop. 25,000), the largest Arab village in Israel, as the first step in a drive to expel the country's 625,000 Arab citizens, as well as the 1 .4 million in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip and in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem. Government officials were braced for trouble last week when Kahane, now a Knesset member, tried to make good on his pledge. Some 1,500 Arab...

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