State Department set to scrap terrorist designation for Rabbi Meir Kahane's radical Jewish organization

The United States is set to remove five extremist groups from its foreign terrorist blacklist including radical Jewish movement Kahane Chai (Kach), the Associated Press reports.

The State Department notified Congress on Friday of the moves. In separate notices to lawmakers, the State Department said that the groups will be formally removed from the list of foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs) published in the Public Register.

The late Rabbi Meir Kahane founded the Israeli Kach political party in 1971. After his assassination in 1990, the party split, with Kahane Chai breaking away from the main Kach faction.... Read More: i24