Posters reading “Kahane was right” have been plastered all over West Bank roadways in recent weeks. This includes military posts occupied by Israeli soldiers, despite the fact that the Kach party founded by Meir Kahane and its successor movements were officially designated as terrorist organizations by both the Israeli government and the U.S. State Department following the February 1994 attack on the al-Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, in which Kach member Baruch Goldstein shot 34 Muslims. Kach supported Goldstein’s actions, and referred to him as a “hero.” Kahane’s party also called for the annexation of all Palestinian territories and the forced removal of their residents. He was also the first Israeli Jew to ever be accused of sedition.
After recent attacks on Israeli settlers in the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “I must say that the Palestinian Authority cannot shirk its responsibility for these kinds of incidents as long as incitement there continues.” So it’s notable that he would accuse Palestinian officials of ignoring “incitement” when the propaganda of Jewish terrorists is allowed to remain on the walls of his own military’s property.