Fearing Split, Bnei Akiva Refrains From Ousting Controversial Leader

American and British branches of the international Zionist youth movement had demanded ouster of Rabbi Noam Perel, who called for revenge after West Bank teen's killings.

In a surprise move, the leaders of World Bnei Akiva refrained Friday from voting on a motion to replace the secretary-general of the religious-Zionist movement over remarks he made urging violent revenge on Palestinians for the murder of three Jewish teenagers.