After Goldstein's bloody rampage the Israeli government outlawed Kach as a terrorist organization along with offshoots like Kahane Chai
, as did the U.
It also noted that New York-born David Sackett, Feiglin's close associate and co-founder of the Jewish Leadership faction that Feiglin leads within Likud, is also a follower of Kahane and former leader of Kahane Chai
, an offshoot of Kach that is also considered a terrorist organization by the US.
This is an obvious reference to Rabbi Meir Kahane, the founder of the groups Kach and Kahane Chai
, which have been listed as Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations by the U.
Only one Israeli group, the marginal Kahane Chai
, is on the list.
Funds from only eight "terrorist" groups are now frozen--four Arab groups, the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka, the Philippine Communist Party's militia, the Israeli Kahane Chai
, and the Mojahedin-e Khalq.
Even foreign terrorist organizations such as the Israeli Kahane Chai
and the Real IRA, which would normally have little incentive to attack the U.
The list also includes Greek terror groups, Sikh nationalists, Kurdish militants, Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers, Jewish hardline group Kahane Chai
and Peru's notorious Shining Path guerillas.
As a portent of worse to come, on the last day of 2000, Rabbi Binyamin Kahane, leader of the banned racist Kahane Chai
movement, and son of the late ideologue, Meir Kahane, was gunned down by Palestinians near the settlement of Ofra.
representatives of Kahane Chai
likened the mass murder of Muslim worshippers to the bombing of Dresden by allied forces during World War II - messy but (by their reasoning) necessary.