HAIFA (Dec. 18)
Rabbi Meir Kohane, founder and former leader of the Jewish Defense League in the U.S. and now head of the ultra-nationalist “Koch” (Thus) movement, was last night barred from entering the Technion here.
But Kohane, who was this week released from jail after serving seven months for inciting violence on the West Bank and trespassing on the Hebrew University campus in Jerusalem, made an inflammatory speech to television cameras and security and student union representatives outside the Technion campus gate on Mount Carmel.
He hailed the expulsion of West Bank Arab mayors, Fahd Kawasme of Hebron and Mohammed Milhim of Holhoul, and physical attacks on others, saying he still felt that all Arabs should be removed, both from Israel and from the West Bank. Kohane and his followers some time ago launched a campaign to raise funds to pay Arabs to leave their homes.
He appealed lost night to students to elect him to the Knesset so that he could speak out freely without danger of arrest for incitement to violence. Kohane was released from jail by Premier Menachem Begin, acting as Defense Minister.