ROOTS OF ISRAELI EXTREMISM

AMERICANS HAVE AN UNFORTUNATE TENDENCY TO Think "ISLAMIC" or "Arab" when they hear the word terrorist. In Israel people know better: violent, hate-filled Jewish groups have been part of the political landscape there since Israel seized the Sinai, West Bank and Gaza Strip during the Six-Day War in 1967. They have insisted that these lands must be retained as part of Israel's biblical birthright--by violence if necessary. And they consider any Jew who opposes them a traitor to the race.

If anyone deserves the dubious title of spiritual leader of the Jewish extremists, it is the late Meir Kahane, the American-born...

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