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DAVID SHEEN reports
on the Kahane Movement

The Kahane movement -- a far-right faction once shunned for its blatant racism, even by Israeli standards -- has been catapulted into power, becoming the third-largest party in parliament. Who are these followers of arch-racist Rabbi Meir Kahane, and how did they become the kingmakers of the Knesset? Stories from the front lines of Israel's race wars, with the journalist who most closely covered their rise to power over the past decade.

Lectures | Articles | Films | Interviews


LECTURES


(current) Return of the Templars
96m 2022.5.14 False Messiah's Donkey
105m 2022.5.15 El-Nakam Bombers
66m 2022.5.11 Kahanistan
87m 2019.11.5 Messiah Mode
76m 2019.10.22 The Rise, Fall and Rise of Israel’s Biggest Racists
12m 2015.10.22 The Bullet, the Ballot and the Boycott


False Messiah's Donkey

Israel*Palestine is the place that the followers of the arch-racist Rabbi Meir Kahane terrorize non-Jews, with the objective of ethnically cleansing the country, so they can create a racially and religiously pure Jewish theocracy. But New York is the place that Kahane was born and raised, the place that he first preached his theology of hate, the place where he first rose to political prominence - and the place where he still has legions of followers and funders. In fact, without huge infusions of financial support from New Yorkers, the Kahane movement would have long since floundered and failed. So why don't American politicians - even ostensibly liberal lawmakers from the Democratic Party - end the gravy train that's fueling the most racist and most murderous movement in modern Jewish history? The latest lecture from investigative journalist and human rights defender David Sheen.


ARTICLES


EN 2022.9.5 Israeli who fled US over extortion charges heard confession of Alex Odeh’s assassin, says Kahane-linked felon
EN 2022.7.13 As US refuses to act, suspected Alex Odeh assassins enjoy influential role in Israeli politics
EN 2022.7.11 Alex Odeh assassination: New testimony could finally bring Jewish Defense League to justice
EN 2021.6.17 Notorious American-Israeli settler Yaakov Fauci isn’t a forex fraudster – he’s just a longtime Jewish terror group activist
IT EN 2021.5.26 How a fascist party brought into Israel's parliament by Netanyahu helped him start the war he wanted
EN 2021.3.30 How Netanyahu brought Israel's biggest racists seats - and legitimacy - in parliament
DE ES EN 2021.2.2 Three Decades After his Death, Kahane’s Message of Hate is More Popular Than Ever
EN 2021.4.21 Trump's Jerusalem plan rewards suspected killer of Alex Odeh
EN 2021.4.4 Alleged Assassin of Alex Odeh Finds Safe Harbor in Israel
EN 2020.2.12 Netanyahu has long run cover for Israel's biggest racists
IT FR EN 2020.2.6 Decades After a Palestinian American activist was assassinated in California, two suspects in his killing are living openly in Israel
EN 2018.6.13 Trump's envoys enable Israel's worst extremists
EN 2018.5.17 The US and Israel's radical right connections to the world's most racist rabbis
EN 2015.9.28 Video: Temple movement rabbi proselytizes for genocide
EN 2013.10.18 Watch the video on Israeli racism The New York Times didn’t want you to see
EN 2013.10.8 Video: Israeli crowd cheers as Africans called 'slaves'
EN 2013.1.13 Disturbing new video of Israeli Jews assaulting Africans in Tel Aviv on New Year's Eve
EN 2012.11.16 'May your children die, you dogs': As Gaza burns, Israelis bay for blood in streets of Tel Aviv
EN 2011.12.12 Israeli Jewish hate rally against Africans in Tel Aviv caught on video


El-Nakam Bombers

Three decades after the death of Rabbi Meir Kahane, the movement that bears his name - and the unabashed advocacy for ethnic cleansing that he championed - are firmly ensconced in Israeli politics. But while most of the killers to come out of the Kahanist camp (more than twenty in number) have been dealt at least some form of punishment, those that murdered Palestinian-American activist Alex Odeh outside Los Angeles in 1985 have never had to answer for their crimes. Until now: investigative journalist and human rights defender David Sheen dug deep where the FBI could not go, and where Israel's Shin Bet didn't want to, unearthing enough evidence to put Odeh's assassins behind bars for the rest of their lives. But is there political will on either side of the Atlantic to act on it?


FILMS


3m 2020.5.12 Aryeh King incites 'acts of Phineas'
6m 2015.9.9 Jewish Dominion
1m 2014.10.5 Israelis: '[N-word] go home!'
8m 2014.8.17 Ultra-Zionists Protest Miscegenation
11m 2013.10 Israel's New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land
8m 2013.9.17 Israelis Angry At Court Ruling On Africans
5m 2012.12.31 In with the New Year, Out with the Africans
8m 2012.12.19 Israelis Want Africans Out
12m 2012.12.10 Anti-African Chanukah Rally #2
7m 2012.11.15 Protesting Israel's Attack on Gaza
7m 2012.10.28 Israelis vs. Africans
3m 2012.5.30 Still African, Jewish or Not
1m 2012.5.22 Rape Culture in Israel
9m 2012.4.15 Rabbi Aspires to Jewish Dominion
4m 2011.12.11 Anti-African Rally in Tel Aviv
17m 2011.4.6 South Tel Aviv Is On Fire
1m 2010.8 Ben-Ari: Israel Caused 'Slaughter' in Africa for Money


Kahanistan

Followers of Rabbi Meir Kahane were once among America's most active terrorists, but their capacity was crushed in 2001, when the FBI arrested the Jewish Defense League leadership over a plot to bomb a California mosque and assassinate an Arab-American congressman. Ever since, the JDL's been mostly dormant in the US, but in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories, Kahane's eliminationist ideology has more adherents than ever. In 2021, Kahane's followers were voted into the Knesset, Israel's legislature; from there, they incited race riots that Israel's police chief called a "Jewish intifada". Instead of denying them platforms from which to promote their race wars, Israeli media outlets are now giving the Kahanists more airtime than any other political party, ensuring that their popularity will only continue to rise. A sobering report from investigative journalist and human rights defender David Sheen.


INTERVIEWS

15m 2022.10.28 Israeli Elections 2022
3m 2022.7.23 Media amnesia on Kahanist killers
16m 2021.4.8 Where is justice for Alex Odeh?
22m 2021.4.6 The Kahanist Resurgence
20m 2020.2.25 Israel Harbors Alleged American Terrorists
29m 2019.9.29 Netanyahu mainstreams Kahane


Messiah Mode

The far-right is in ascendancy all over the globe, and in Israel, factions once excoriated as political pariahs for being too racist -- even by Israeli standards -- have been welcomed into the halls of power by the government itself. Why does Netanyahu's ruling Likud party rehabilitate the most reactionary American-born rabbis and their local acolytes at the vanguard of Israel's eliminationist movement? How have their extensive efforts to turn all of Israel*Palestine (and territories beyond) into a single racially pure religious state escaped the attention of the mainstream media, for decades? A scandalous report from inside Jewish Israeli society by local journalist and human rights defender David Sheen that will leave you demanding answers -- and action -- before it's too late.