Advertisement in Jerusalem for memorial for Rabbi Meir Kahane
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Right-wing activist and Otzma Yehudit party leader Baruch Marzel will be compensated to the tune of 38,000 shekels ($10,100), after an advertising company removed a massive banner for a memorial event in honor of the late Knesset Member, Rabbi Meir Kahane.

In November 2017, right-wing activists led by Hevron resident and former Kach party candidate Baruch Marzel advertised the upcoming memorial event for the late Rabbi Kahane with a large banner on a building near the entrance to Jerusalem.

Rabbi Kahane, the controversial founder of the Jewish Defense League in the US and the Kach Party in Israel, served in the Knesset from 1984 to 1988, but was banned from running for reelection over his call to expel the country’s Arab population.

Two years after he was banned from the Knesset, Rabbi Kahane was assassinated in New York City by an Arab terrorist with ties to the Al Qaeda terror organization.

The banner advertising the memorial event sparked controversy last year, and the advertising agency removed the banner after just two days.

In response, Marzel and attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir filed a lawsuit for 200,000 shekels ($53,165), citing breach of contract. According to the contract, the banner was to have stayed in place for 12 days.

In a negotiated settlement, however, the two sides agreed that the advertising agency would compensate Marzel to the amount of 38,000 shekels ($10,100).

Last week, the Jerusalem Magistrates Court approved the deal.

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