It had to be a mistake. Or perhaps some kind of prank? The email from Montclair High School stunned parents in the famously liberal New Jersey enclave Monday afternoon: Its pick to honor for Jewish American Heritage Month was the late ultra-nationalist radical Rabbi Meir Kahane.
Some condemned the extremists, others condemned Netanyahu for empowering them, and a third group told the other two to butt out.
With the merger between Jewish Home and the Kahanist party, the far-right of Israel is simply unmasking the racism that’s been there for years.
By partnering with racists, Netanyahu gave the American Jewish community back its liberal Zionist dream.
The ADL, T’Ruah and the Reform movement condemned the move, while other organizations did not comment.
The Israeli right-wing party Jewish Home merged on Wednesday with a small extremist party led by followers of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane.
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman donated to Qomemiyut, but the group’s leader says they aren’t the terror group of the same name.
The United States has listed the Kahanist far-right Jewish organization Qomemiyut as a terror group since at least 1999.
Followers of the late militant Meir Kahane are seeking a revival in Trump’s America, but divide on generational lines.
There is “nothing wrong” with white nationalism of “alt-right” figurehead Richard Spencer, an organizer said.