Jewish Defense League
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The Jewish Defense League (JDL) is an anti-Arab, Zionist Jewish extremist organization classified by the FBI as a terrorist group. The JDL was founded and largely lead by the militant leader Meir Kahane, who played an active part in his group's actions.
The FBI describes them as "Jewish-American extremists who consider themselves to be a front line of defense against anti-Semitism[...]"
JDL activities consisted of forcefully occupying offices, spray painting Hebrew slogans proclaiming “the Jewish nation lives,” disrupting meetings as well as intimidation, bombings and shootings against their opponents. The JDL were suspected by the FBI of killing Alex Odeh (and injuring many others), an Arab activist against discrimination. A JDL spokesman declared that Odeh "got exactly what he deserved." Robert Manning, a JDL member, and others were convicted.
Meir Kahane was an Israeli-American Orthodox Rabbi and Politician whose ideology; kahanism, emphasized ultra-nationalism and religious zionism. He was assassinated in 1990 while giving a speech to an audience of Orthodox Jews from Brooklyn, warning them to flee to Israel before it was "too late".
Baruch Goldstein, a member of the JDL who shot dead 29 Palestinian Muslims, was hailed as a luminary by the French JDL. As if this wasn't enough, Baruch was turned into what would qualify as a folk hero among not only the JDL but other militant Jews.
- http://www.ifamericansknew.org/us_ints/pg-jdl.html under the "Kahane became an outspoken advocate for the 'transfer' of all Palestinians" section
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