Jewish Defense League

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The Jewish Defense League or JDL is an anti-Arab, Zionist Jewish extremist organization classified by the FBI as a terrorist group.[1][2] The JDL was founded and largely lead by the militant leader Meir Kahane, who played an active part in his group's actions.[3]

The FBI describes them as "Jewish-American extremists who consider themselves to be a front line of defense against anti-Semitism[...]"[4]

Activities[edit]

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.[5][6] The JDL were suspected by the FBI of killing Alex Odeh (and injuring many others), an Arab activist against discrimination.[7][8] A JDL spokesman declared that Odeh "got exactly what he deserved."[9] Robert Manning, a JDL member,[10][11][12] and others were convicted.[13]

Meir Kahane[edit]

Meir Kahane, the group's founder, was assassinated while giving a speech to an audience of Orthodox Jews from Brooklyn, warning them to flee to Israel before it was "too late".[14][15][16][17]

Baruch Goldstein[edit]

Baruch Goldstein, a member of the JDL who shot dead 29 Palestinian Muslims, was hailed as a luminary by the French JDL.[18][19][20] 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.[21]

See also[edit]

Zionist Terrorism

References[edit]

  1. https://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/terror/terrorism-2000-2001
  2. http://www.trackingterrorism.org/
  3. https://vault.fbi.gov/meir-kahane
  4. http://www.higginsctc.org/terrorism/FBI%201985.pdf
  5. http://www.ifamericansknew.org/us_ints/pg-jdl.html
  6. http://www.carolmoore.net/sfm/jdl.html
  7. http://articles.latimes.com/1990-05-13/opinion/op-61_1_pipe-bomb
  8. http://www.nytimes.com/1985/11/09/us/fbi-says-jewish-defense-league-may-have-planted-fatal-bombs.
  9. http://archive.adl.org/extremism/jdl_chron.html
  10. http://mondoweiss.net/2011/10/alex-odehs-murder-26-years-ago-was-an-early-sign-of-southern-californias-treatment-of-p
  11. http://www.ifamericansknew.org/us_ints/pg-jdl.html under the "Kahane became an outspoken advocate for the 'transfer' of all Palestinians" section
  12. http://www.jweekly.com/includes/print/1186/article/jdl-member-gets-life-term-in-bombing/
  13. http://www.jta.org/1994/02/10/archive/robert-manning-sentenced-to-life-in-prison-for-1980-mail-bomb-killing
  14. Specter, Michael (November 6, 1990). "Jewish Leader Kahane Slain in New York". The Washington Post
  15. http://articles.latimes.com/1990-11-06/news/mn-3996_1_jewish-defense-league
  16. Juergensmeyer, Mark (2003). Terror in the Mind of God. University of California Press. page 59
  17. Katz, Samuel M. "Relentless Pursuit: The DSS and the manhunt for the al-Qaeda terrorists", 2002
  18. http://mondoweiss.net/2013/07/murderer-baruch-goldstein
  19. http://www.jta.org/2014/03/02/news-opinion/world/french-jdl-praises-baruch-goldsteins-massacre-of-Palestinians
  20. http://www.timesofisrael.com/french-jdl-praises-hebron-massacre-of-palestinians/
  21. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/hebron-settlers-shed-no-tears-after-slaughter-militant-jews-are-turning-mass-killer-baruch-goldstein-into-a-folk-hero-writes-sarah-helm-from-kiryat-arba-1397002.html