Explained Why Racist Rabbi Meir Kahane Is Roiling Israeli Politics 30 Years After His Death

The leader of the Kach party, which advocated for an Israel free of Arabs, was assassinated in 1990, but his extremist beliefs will likely be represented in the next Knesset due to a pact between two far-right parties

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Meir Kahane, the founder and leader of Israel’s openly racist Kach party in the 1970s and ’80s, was assassinated in the United States after delivering a lecture at a Manhattan hotel on November 5, 1990.