Israel: Choice Between Two Countries

Choice Between Two Countries

As Rabbi Meir Kahane, 53, explained it, he simply lacks the time to continue serving as head of the Jewish Defense League, a militant organization based in the U.S. that claims about 15,000 members. The Brooklyn-born Kahane currently spends most of his time in Israel, where he is an elected member of the Knesset and head of the ultra-right Kach Party. Last week Kahane announced that he was resigning from the league, which he founded in 1968. As his successor he named Irv Rubin, 40, the J.D.L.'s West Coast coordinator.

Kahane acknowledged that his decision was also influenced by the fact...

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