• Short Summary

    Rabbi Meir Kahane, leader of the American Jewish Defence League, started a hunger strike outside the United States embassy in Tel Aviv on Wednesday (6 February), in protest against his passport being taken away.

  • Description

    Rabbi Meir Kahane, leader of the American Jewish Defence League, started a hunger strike outside the United States embassy in Tel Aviv on Wednesday (6 February), in protest against his passport being taken away. He wants to make a tour of the U.S. to speak against the terms of the recent Egyptian-Israeli peace settlement.

    Rabbi Kahane, who is free on bail in connection with an alleged arms smuggling plot, had his passport taken away last June and all his appeals to get it back have failed. He also failed in an attempt to get elected to the Knesset in the recent elections. Now he is determined to go and make speeches in the United States. He says he is being gagged and complains that he is being treated like the Soviet scientist, Andrei Sakharov, who has recently been refused permission to visit the United States.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8MN6RV8W43T5YG2N9ZX2XH04S
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MN6RV8W43T5YG2N9ZX2XH04S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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