Kahane Chai

Kahane Chai, a splinter group from Kach, is a hard-line Israeli militant group that advocates for the expulsion of Arabs from the biblical lands of Israel.  Kahane Chai and Kachcondones violence as a viable method for establishing a religiously homogenous state. Kach and Kahane Chai are two marginal, extremist Israeli groups that have used terrorism to pursue their goals of expanding Jewish rule across the West Bank and expelling the Palestinians. The Kahane Movement consists of several extremist Jewish groups who follow the Jewish nationalist ideology of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane. In Israel, they include: the Kach Party, Kahane Chai, the National Jewish Front and G'dud Haivri (The Jewish Legion); in the United States: the Jewish Defense League, and the Jewish Defense Organization.VideoVideo: 1988 Rabbi Meir Kahane expresses his controversial views.

Kahane Chai, also known as Kahane Chai, Kakh, Kach, the Repression of Traitors, Dikuy Bogdim, DOV, the State of Judea, the Committee for the Safety of the Roads, the Sword of David, Judea Police, Forefront of the Idea, The Qomemiyut Movement, The Yeshiva of the Jewish Idea, Kahane Lives, the Kfar Tapuah Fund, The Judean Voice, The Judean Legion, The Way of the Torah, The Yeshiva of the Jewish Idea, KOACH is a group formed c. 1971. It is not known if it's still active.
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