The Jewish Defense League: An Update

By Alisa H. Kesten

American Jewish Committee (AJC), April 1, 1980

On March 10, 1980, aides of President Carter met with leaders of Jewish organizations at the Harmonie Club in New York City to explain the recent United States vote in the United Nations condemning the Israeli settlements on the occupied West Bank. Outside, demonstrates including Meir Kahane, founder of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), attempted to break through the barricades and enter the building. A fracas with police ensued. This widely publicized incident marked Rabbi Kahane's return to active leadership of the JDL, and may well portend renewed militancy by a revitalized Jewish Defense League, after a long period of factionalism, internal bickering and a drastic decrease in membership.

Topic: Political Behavior, Politics, Extremism

Name of Publication: Trends Analyses Report

Page Number(s): 1-4

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Kesten, Alisa H. The Jewish Defense League: An Update. Trends Analyses Report. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1 April 1980: 1-4.


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