Middle East Where Hatred Begets Hatred

Even in death, Meir Kahane makes Israel an angrier place

Meir Kahane never expected to die peacefully. "People are frightened by my message because they know in their hearts that it is true," he once said. "They can stop me, but they cannot change the truth."

The Brooklyn-born rabbi spent his life preaching a doctrine of intolerance, racial hatred and violent confrontation. Last week he became a victim of Jewish-Arab animosity himself when he was gunned down by an assassin in a New York City hotel. Charged with Kahane's murder was El Sayid Nosir, an Egyptian- born New York City maintenance worker who became a U.S. citizen in 1989. Nosir, who...

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