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Jewish Defense League Chapters – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jewish Defense League Chapters is an article listing official Jewish Defense League chapters as well as national and regional offices of the organization.

In October 2000, after an absence of more than 20 years, the Jewish Defense League once again had an Arizona chapter. Its first event coincided with a solidarity rally for Israel at Temple Chai of Phoenix, held on October 29, 2000, hosted by the Arizona Jewish community. At that time, there were 27 members; 20 in Phoenix, five in Tucson, and two at the University of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. Irv Rubin, then national JDL chairman, worked closely with Arizona chairman, Ian Rakow, to establish the chapter. Rakow stated, that one of the main goals of the chapter, “is to educate,” and said that, “depending upon their level of comfort,” members can attend meetings, protests, and rallies, or write articles for the website.[1]

Following a string of anti-semitic incidents, including vandalism using anti-semitic graffiti in Prescott, Arizona, JDL of Arizona offered a one-thousand dollar reward for “information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for spray-painting threatening, anti-Semitic graffiti on the headquarters of Prescotts Safe Schools, Safe Students,”[2][3] as well as a free Carrying Concealed Weapons class held in February, 2001 in Prescott, Arizona, in order to obtain Concealed Weapons Permits, “with the goal of empowering the law-abiding citizens against future victimization and escalation of these terrorist acts.” [4][5] The chapter disbanded in January 2002.[6]

The Jewish Defense League of Arizona re-established itself in October 2009 under the leadership of its chairman, Michael Tuber.[7][8][9] It maintains a Facebook group. On December 13, 2009, JDL Arizona held a counter-protest of the picketing of a Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale, Arizona by the Westboro Baptist Church. About ten JDL AZ members attended out of about 40 counter-protesters.

The Jewish Defense League of Los Angeles is also the site of the JDL International Headquarters. They can be contacted at P.O. Box 480370, Los Angeles, CA 90048.[10] The Chairman and National Chairman and CEO is Shelley Rubin, and the Vice-Chairman and National Vice-President is Ari Rubin.[11]

The Jewish Defense League of Chicago[10] is under the leadership of Sholom Ben-David. In 2002, the Chicago JDL had a car as part of its Mobile Response Unit in which they patrolled synagogues.[12][13]

The Florida chapter of the Jewish Defense League was re-established on February 10, 2011 and is run by Chairman David Bar-Lev. Bar-Lev was formerly the Chairman of the now-defunct Jewish Defense League of Tampa Bay from September 1999 to October 2004.[14] The Jewish Defense League of Florida maintains a Twitter page and is currently recruiting new members to join its ranks.[15]

The Jewish Defense League of Louisiana was formed on July 27 of 2008.[7] JDL Louisiana created a now defunct website,[16] www.louisianajdl.org, on July 20 of 2008.[17][18][19][20] It currently operates a new website,Twitter that “tweets” about events and blog posts by the JDL, as well as Jewish and Israeli news, and a Facebook group. Their motto is, “Your Jewish Neighborhood Watch.”[21]

The Jewish Defense League of Michigan was formed in 2009.[10]

The Jewish Defense League of Texas was formed on August 14, 2006[10] under the leadership of Ben Johnson in Waco, Texas. Their expressed goal is, “…to bring unity with those who wish to confront those extremist groups whose sole aim is the destruction of the Jewish People.”[22]

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About the Jewish Defense League:

The Jewish Defense League, also known as JDL, was established in 1968 for the declared purpose of protecting Jews by whatever means necessary in the face of what was seen by the groups principals as their dire peril. The founder, national chairman and leader of the JDL was a then-38-year-old ordained rabbi from Brooklyn, New York, Meir Kahane, who, in 1990, was assassinated in New York by an Arab extremist.

In Rabbi Kahanes gross distortion of the position of Jews in America, American Jews were living in a fiercely hostile society, facing much the same dangers as the Jews in Nazi Germany or those in Israel surrounded by 100-million Arab enemies. Rabbi Kahane believed that the major Jewish organizations in the United States had failed to protect Americas Jews from anti-Semitism, which he saw as exploding all over the country. “If I have succeeded in instilling fear in you,” Rabbi Kahane said in the closing statement of his standard speech, “I consider this evening a success.”

In fact, Kahane consistently preached a radical form of Jewish nationalism which reflected racism, violence and political extremism.

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In their own words

Irv Rubin — Chairman of the Jewish Defense League

On training camps in the Catskills: “We teach young people to have a sane fist attached to a sane head, not to advocate this nebbish posture people seem to think is so popular.”

“A lot of energy, and ideology classes will create an authentic Jew. A Jew who will know how to act when all Jews are in trouble.” The Times Herald-Record, June, 28, 1998

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Die Jewish Defense League (JDL) ist eine rechtsextreme,[1]jdische Organisation, deren erklrtes Ziel es ist, Juden in der Diaspora mit allen Mitteln vor Antisemitismus zu beschtzen, die von ihr dafr als notwendig betrachtet werden. Sie verurteilt in ihren offiziellen Publikationen jede Form von Terrorismus und Rassismus.[2] Das FBI hingegen bezeichnete die Organisation in seinem Terrorismus-Report 2000/01 als gewaltttige, extremistische jdische Organisation und brachte die JDL-Fhrung zumindest mit einem vereitelten Terroranschlag in Verbindung.[3] FBI-Statistiken zeigen, dass es im Zeitraum von 1980 bis 1985 18 von Juden begangene Terroranschlge in den USA gegeben hat.[4] Davon waren 15 von JDL-Mitgliedern verbt worden.[4]

Ursprngliches Ziel des Grnders Rabbi Meir Kahane war es, chassidische Juden im Brooklyn der 1960er Jahre vor bergriffen und wachsendem Antisemitismus zu schtzen. Seit der Grndung der Organisation, waren Mitglieder der JDL immer wieder in zahlreiche gewaltttige bergriffe auf afroamerikanische Gangs, Neo-Nazis, Reprsentanten der ehemaligen Sowjetunion und Moslems verwickelt. Eine Reihe von versuchten terroristischen Anschlgen werden der JDL zwar zugerechnet, von dieser aber stets zurckgewiesen.[5]

Das Massaker von Hebron wird von der JDL als prventive Manahme gerechtfertigt. Laut der JDL habe der Tter, Baruch Goldstein, mit der Ermordung von 29 betenden Arabern, lediglich vorbeugend gehandelt, da sonst angeblich ein Angriff der einheimischen Araber auf die israelischen Siedler in Hebron bevorgestanden htte. Goldstein war selbst einst Mitglied der JDL.[6] In Hebron finden sich bis heute Graffiti von der JDL, mit denen Araber in die Gaskammern! gefordert wird.[7]

Neben der JDL existiert als politischer Arm die israelische Kach-Partei sowie die dazugehrige Organisation Kahane Chai (Kahane lebt), welche von der israelischen Regierung, nach dem Massaker von Hebron, fr illegal erklrt wurden.

Die JDL wird von der antirassistischen Organisation Southern Poverty Law Center berwacht.[8][9]

Die JDL wurde 1968 von Rabbi Meir Kahane gegrndet, vorrangig um Juden in New York zu schtzen und gegen lokalen Antisemitismus zu protestieren.[10]

19681971 Rabbi Meir Kahane.

19711973 David Fisch, ein religiser Student der Columbia University, welcher spter Artikel fr jdische Zeitungen schrieb und das Buch Jews for Nothing verffentlichte.

19731974 Kein Vorsitzender. Diese Zeit war von Machtkmpfen und Chaos innerhalb der JDL geprgt, bis Rabbi Kahane im August 1974 zurckkehrte und fr Ordnung sorgte.

19741976 Russell Kellner, ursprnglich aus Philadelphia, zog fr den Posten des Vorsitzenden nach New York.

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Jewish Defense League Chapters is an article listing official Jewish Defense League chapters as well as national and regional offices of the organization. In October 2000, after an absence of more than 20 years, the Jewish Defense League once again had an Arizona chapter. Its first event coincided with a solidarity rally for Israel at Temple Chai of Phoenix, held on October 29, 2000, hosted by the Arizona Jewish community. At that time, there were 27 members; 20 in Phoenix, five in Tucson, and two at the University of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. Irv Rubin, then national JDL chairman, worked closely with Arizona chairman, Ian Rakow, to establish the chapter. Rakow stated, that one of the main goals of the chapter, “is to educate,” and said that, “depending upon their level of comfort,” members can attend meetings, protests, and rallies, or write articles for the website.[1] Following a string of anti-semitic incidents, including vandalism using anti-semitic graffiti in Prescott, Arizona, JDL of Arizona offered a one-thousand dollar reward for “information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for spray-painting threatening, anti-Semitic graffiti on the headquarters of Prescotts Safe Schools, Safe Students,”[2][3] as well as a free Carrying Concealed Weapons class held in February, 2001 in Prescott, Arizona, in order to obtain Concealed Weapons Permits, “with the goal of empowering the law-abiding citizens against future victimization and escalation of these terrorist acts.” [4][5] The chapter disbanded in January 2002.[6] The Jewish Defense League of Arizona re-established itself in October 2009 under the leadership of its chairman, Michael Tuber.[7][8][9] It maintains a Facebook group. On December 13, 2009, JDL Arizona held a counter-protest of the picketing of a Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale, Arizona by the Westboro Baptist Church. About ten JDL AZ members attended out of about 40 counter-protesters. The Jewish Defense League of Los Angeles is also the site of the JDL International Headquarters. They can be contacted at P.O. Box 480370, Los Angeles, CA 90048.[10] The Chairman and National Chairman and CEO is Shelley Rubin, and the Vice-Chairman and National Vice-President is Ari Rubin.[11] The Jewish Defense League of Chicago[10] is under the leadership of Sholom Ben-David. In 2002, the Chicago JDL had a car as part of its Mobile Response Unit in which they patrolled synagogues.[12][13] The Florida chapter of the Jewish Defense League was re-established on February 10, 2011 and is run by Chairman David Bar-Lev. Bar-Lev was formerly the Chairman of the now-defunct Jewish Defense League of Tampa Bay from September 1999 to October 2004.[14] The Jewish Defense League of Florida maintains a Twitter page and is currently recruiting new members to join its ranks.[15] The Jewish Defense League of Louisiana was formed on July 27 of 2008.[7] JDL Louisiana created a now defunct website,[16] www.louisianajdl.org, on July 20 of 2008.[17][18][19][20] It currently operates a new website,Twitter that “tweets” about events and blog posts by the JDL, as well as Jewish and Israeli news, and a Facebook group. Their motto is, “Your Jewish Neighborhood Watch.”[21] The Jewish Defense League of Michigan was formed in 2009.[10] The Jewish Defense League of Texas was formed on August 14, 2006[10] under the leadership of Ben Johnson in Waco, Texas. Their expressed goal is, “…to bring unity with those who wish to confront those extremist groups whose sole aim is the destruction of the Jewish People.”[22]

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Backgrounder:The Jewish Defense League About the Jewish Defense League: The Jewish Defense League, also known as JDL, was established in 1968 for the declared purpose of protecting Jews by whatever means necessary in the face of what was seen by the groups principals as their dire peril. The founder, national chairman and leader of the JDL was a then-38-year-old ordained rabbi from Brooklyn, New York, Meir Kahane, who, in 1990, was assassinated in New York by an Arab extremist. In Rabbi Kahanes gross distortion of the position of Jews in America, American Jews were living in a fiercely hostile society, facing much the same dangers as the Jews in Nazi Germany or those in Israel surrounded by 100-million Arab enemies. Rabbi Kahane believed that the major Jewish organizations in the United States had failed to protect Americas Jews from anti-Semitism, which he saw as exploding all over the country. “If I have succeeded in instilling fear in you,” Rabbi Kahane said in the closing statement of his standard speech, “I consider this evening a success.” In fact, Kahane consistently preached a radical form of Jewish nationalism which reflected racism, violence and political extremism. Back to Top In their own words Irv Rubin — Chairman of the Jewish Defense League On training camps in the Catskills: “We teach young people to have a sane fist attached to a sane head, not to advocate this nebbish posture people seem to think is so popular.” “A lot of energy, and ideology classes will create an authentic Jew. A Jew who will know how to act when all Jews are in trouble.” The Times Herald-Record, June, 28, 1998

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Die Jewish Defense League (JDL) ist eine rechtsextreme,[1]jdische Organisation, deren erklrtes Ziel es ist, Juden in der Diaspora mit allen Mitteln vor Antisemitismus zu beschtzen, die von ihr dafr als notwendig betrachtet werden. Sie verurteilt in ihren offiziellen Publikationen jede Form von Terrorismus und Rassismus.[2] Das FBI hingegen bezeichnete die Organisation in seinem Terrorismus-Report 2000/01 als gewaltttige, extremistische jdische Organisation und brachte die JDL-Fhrung zumindest mit einem vereitelten Terroranschlag in Verbindung.[3] FBI-Statistiken zeigen, dass es im Zeitraum von 1980 bis 1985 18 von Juden begangene Terroranschlge in den USA gegeben hat.[4] Davon waren 15 von JDL-Mitgliedern verbt worden.[4] Ursprngliches Ziel des Grnders Rabbi Meir Kahane war es, chassidische Juden im Brooklyn der 1960er Jahre vor bergriffen und wachsendem Antisemitismus zu schtzen. Seit der Grndung der Organisation, waren Mitglieder der JDL immer wieder in zahlreiche gewaltttige bergriffe auf afroamerikanische Gangs, Neo-Nazis, Reprsentanten der ehemaligen Sowjetunion und Moslems verwickelt. Eine Reihe von versuchten terroristischen Anschlgen werden der JDL zwar zugerechnet, von dieser aber stets zurckgewiesen.[5] Das Massaker von Hebron wird von der JDL als prventive Manahme gerechtfertigt. Laut der JDL habe der Tter, Baruch Goldstein, mit der Ermordung von 29 betenden Arabern, lediglich vorbeugend gehandelt, da sonst angeblich ein Angriff der einheimischen Araber auf die israelischen Siedler in Hebron bevorgestanden htte. Goldstein war selbst einst Mitglied der JDL.[6] In Hebron finden sich bis heute Graffiti von der JDL, mit denen Araber in die Gaskammern! gefordert wird.[7] Neben der JDL existiert als politischer Arm die israelische Kach-Partei sowie die dazugehrige Organisation Kahane Chai (Kahane lebt), welche von der israelischen Regierung, nach dem Massaker von Hebron, fr illegal erklrt wurden. Die JDL wird von der antirassistischen Organisation Southern Poverty Law Center berwacht.[8][9] Die JDL wurde 1968 von Rabbi Meir Kahane gegrndet, vorrangig um Juden in New York zu schtzen und gegen lokalen Antisemitismus zu protestieren.[10] 19681971 Rabbi Meir Kahane. 19711973 David Fisch, ein religiser Student der Columbia University, welcher spter Artikel fr jdische Zeitungen schrieb und das Buch Jews for Nothing verffentlichte. 19731974 Kein Vorsitzender. Diese Zeit war von Machtkmpfen und Chaos innerhalb der JDL geprgt, bis Rabbi Kahane im August 1974 zurckkehrte und fr Ordnung sorgte. 19741976 Russell Kellner, ursprnglich aus Philadelphia, zog fr den Posten des Vorsitzenden nach New York.

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