An Israeli town has a street named after the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, a newspaper revealed. Yediot Achronot reported Tuesday that a dead-end alley in Or Akiva was named in honor of the controversial Kach Party founder 15 years ago after Kahane’s assassination in New York. Kach, which the U.S.-born Kahane founded after moving to Israel, was banned by the Knesset for its virulent anti-Arab platform and still appears on the U.S. State Department’s list of terrorist groups. Or Akiva Mayor Simcha Yosifov was unapologetic. “In the four years that I’ve been mayor, no one has yet come to me to ask me to change the name of the street,” Yosifov said. “It hasn’t bothered anyone. He was a Jew, he had opinions and he was murdered by lunatics.”
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