Terrorist Meir Kahane, an American-born rabbi and founder of the far-right Kach movement, is shot dead in New York City on this November 5th day in 1990. Egyptian El Sayyid Nosair was later charged with the murder but acquitted in a state trial.
The federal government later decided that the killing was part of a larger terrorist conspiracy and thus claimed the right to retry Nosair.
In 1995, he was convicted of killing Kahane during the conspiracy trial of Brooklyn-based Arab militants led by Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman. Nosair was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Kahane, a charismatic Jewish leader who advocated expelling all Arabs from Israel, found followers in Israel and the United States. He formed the Terrorist Jewish Defense League…