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Kahane’s Widow Sues Hotel over Murder

Rabbi Meir Kahane’s widow has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit in a New York State Supreme Court against the hotel where her husband was gunned down two years ago.

Libby Kahane charged in court papers that the Marriott East Side Hotel was “careless” and “negligent” because it did not provide “reasonable or adequate security or protection” for her husband.”

Her attorney, Allan Rothenberg, said that the hotel should have provided metal detectors and armed guards to protect Kahane, the radical founder of the Jewish Defense League and former member of Knesset.

Roger Conner, of Marriott’s corporate communications department, said the hotel’s legal department is reviewing the suit and had no other comment.

Meir Kahane was murdered precisely two years ago, on November 5, 1990, as he concluded making a speech in the hotel.

El Sayid Nossair, an Egyptian immigrant, was acquitted of the murder but is presently serving up to 22 years in prison for his conviction on assault and weapons possession in connection with the violence.

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