Kahane Is Alive and Well - in Some of Israel's Leading Politicians

The statements of today's Likud-Beiteinu electoral candidates are not so different from those that got the rightist banned from the Knesset 25 years ago.

The Supreme Court, presided over by Justice Meir Shamgar, listed the following reasons for disqualifying Rabbi Meir Kahane from running in the 1988 elections: “The deliberate stirring up of emotions on a national-ethnic basis, which gives rise to hostility and quarrels and widens gaps; the call for the violent negation of rights; systematic, deliberate contempt for certain segments of the population defined on a...