JERUSALEM (May. 27)
Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the Jewish Defense League, announced at a press conference yesterday that he was forming a new political faction with the objective of Israeli settlement in all of the administered Arab territories and the forced expulsion of Israel’s Arab population if they refuse to accept compensation to leave.
At the same time, a JDL spokesman, Yoel Lerner, said that JDL activists in New York have threatened that if “Kadum is taken down, the Israeli Consulate in New York will go down.” The reference was to the illegal Gush Emunim squatters at the Kadum military base in Samaria.
Kahane, who said his new movement would be called “Kach” (So, thus), called the half million Arab citizens of Israel a “time bomb” that should “be removed.” He maintained that coexistence between Jews and Arabs in Israel was impossible and therefore the Arabs should be offered compensation to emigrate voluntarily and those that refused should be removed by force even if they declare their allegiance to the Jewish State. Kahane claimed that the money to compensate the Arabs could be raised from world Jewry.