TEL AVIV (Feb. 5)
A Hebrew University expert on terrorism identified Rabbi Meir Kahane as the “spiritual father” of a group that has claimed responsibility for the recent wave of bomb and grenade attacks and attempted attacks on Moslem and Christian religious sites in the Jerusalem area and on the West Bank.
But Prof. Ehud Sprinzak, of the political science faculty, does not believe Kahane is personally involved with the group which calls itself “Terror Against Terror” (TNT). He said on a radio interview over the weekend that the type of weapons and explosives used, all Israel army issue, led him to believe that the perpetrators were regular soldiers or reservists with military training, not Arab provocateurs as suggested in some circles. “I am not saying Rabbi Kahane is in any way involved personally,” Sprinzak said. “All I can say is that he is their spiritual father, his is the ideology they want to put into practice.”