Israel Election Results: Kahane Vowed to Be Part of Israel's Government. After 33 Years, His Wish Is Set to Come True

Israel election results show Itamar Ben-Gvir, a disciple of Meir Kahane, has been voted into to the Knesset, and possibly the government, in the culmination of many years of far-right activism and media attention

Josh Breiner
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Right after the High Court of Justice disqualified the Kach Party in October 1988 from running in an election, the leader of this extremist right-wing party, Meir Kahane, emerged from the Supreme Court building as dozens of his supporters cheered.

Carried on their shoulders through the Mahane Yehuda open-air market, he declared: “We’ll be in the government yet!” On Monday, his follower, Itamar Ben-Gvir – the former head of Kach’s youth movement and currently the head of Otzma Yehudit, part of the Religious Zionism's election ticket – returned to that market, meeting pleased stall owners. “Our next justice minister,” said admirers of the man Benjamin Netanyahu had urged to join Religious Zionism.

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