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  כסלו 23, 5771 , 30/11/10

Kahane Family to Sue IBA

Baruch Kahane, a son of Rabbi Meir Kahane, who was murdered two decades ago in New York, has filed suit against the Israel Broadcast Authority because of its refusal to accept ads inviting the public to a memorial service for the late Rabbi. Family members have a signed contract with the IBA for the broadcast of 20 ads inviting the public to the memorial, and agreed to adjust the content of the ads to meet the demands of the IBA. But after Peace Now and other leftist groups complained, the IBA decided to violate the contract, and refused to air the ads.

The family is suing for NIS 150,000 compensation and damages. A family member said that it was “shameful that 20 years after the Rabbi's murder there are still people who wish to hurt his memory. Those who speak of democracy must remember that democracy applies not only to anarchists and terrorists, but also to good Jews who worked on behalf of the Jewish nation.”
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