Jewish terrorism

Jewish terrorism

Jewish terrorism is terrorism perpetrated by a person or group whose motivations and aims have a predominant Jewish character or influence.Fact|date=September 2008


The following groups were all started or branched off from those started by Meir Kahane in the 1970s. Kahanist groups are banned in Israel [ [ Kahane Chai (KACH)] Public Safety Canada] [ Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs)] U.S. Department of State, 11 October 2005] [ [ Council Decision of 21 December 2005 implementing Article 2(3) of Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001 on specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities with a view to combating terrorism and repealing Decision 2005/848/EC] Official Journal of the European Union, 23 December 2005] :
* Jewish Defense League: A "right-wing terrorist group", according to the FBI. [ [ FBI] ]
* Kach and Kahane Chai: (defunct) Israel and the United StatesFact|date=September 2008.
* Gush Emunim Underground: (1979-1984) Sometimes called the (Jewish Terror Organization), formed by prominent members of Gush Emunim. [ [ Lustick] For The Land and The Lord: The Evolution of Gush Emunim, by Ian S. Lustick]

A new 'Jewish underground' is thought to be behind the 25 September 2008 pipe bombing of Zeev Sternhell, a political scientist at Jerusalem's Hebrew University. [ [ Ha'aretz] 28 September 2008 "Olmert: 'Jewish underground' behind attack on leftist prof." By Reuters] The attack has been likened to the grenade attack that killed Emil Grunzweig. [ [ Jpost] 28 September 2008 "Sternhell attack profanes God's name"]

ee also

*Christian terrorism
*Crime in Israel
*Islamic terrorism
*Religious terrorism
*Violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
*Zionist political violence


External links

* [ Successor to the Terrorism Knowledge Base]

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