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Police Expel Radical Jewish Leader, Three Others

October 31, 1991

MADRID, Spain (AP) _ Authorities expelled Binyamin Kahane, the son of slain Jewish extremist Meir Kahane, and three followers on Thursday after they were arrested while distributing leaflets condemning the Mideast peace conference.

The arrests were the first in connection with the talks, which began Wednesday under extremely tight security.

Kahane last week threatened to ″blow up″ the meeting. But a spokesman for his Kach party, Mike Guzofsky, said in Jerusalem he preferred the term ″sabotage.″

The leaflets called Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir a traitor for attending the talks and said he had no mandate to negotiate territorial concessions.

Kahane and fellow activist Yehuda Cohen entered Spain on U.S. passports, said an Interior Ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The official said the two others left voluntarily and identified them as Ted Rist and Ben Lemkin, also U.S. citizens.

″Everybody is very sensitive and for security reasons, we’ve got to keep everything under strict control,″ the official said.

Kahane’s father, who advocated expelling all Arabs from Israel and the Israeli-occupied territories, was shot and killed in New York in November 1990. An Egyptian-American is charged with the slaying and awaits trial.

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