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  10/23/2002, Cheshvan 17, 5763

12 Years Since the Assassination of Rabbi Meir Kahane


(IsraelNN.com) Thursday marks 12 years since the assassination of former MK Rabbi Meir Kahane, who was shot to death by an Arab terrorist during a New York City speaking engagement. He was murdered on 18 Cheshvan on the Jewish calendar.

At 4:30pm on Thursday, a graveside memorial service will be held in Jerusalem's Har Menuchot cemetery followed by a memorial event at 6:30pm, in the Gutnick Center in Jerusalem's Givat Shaul neighborhood (11 HaDfus Street).

Rabbi Kahane, the founder of the Jewish Defense League, moved to Israel we he continued to gain popularity, earning a Knesset seat. His Kach Party was eventually declared illegal, labeled as a "racist party", making him ineligible to run for future terms in the Knesset despite his growing popularity and polls showing he would have earned a minimum of 12 seats in the parliament.