My old buddies at Kahane Chai have lost their appeal. A US Court of Appeals has ruled that the group can and should be classified as a foreign terrorist organization:
“The record need provide only a sufficient basis for a reasonable person to conclude that Kahane Chai was likely behind such a threat [to assassinate then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon],” said the opinion by Appeals Court Judge Douglas Ginsburg. Appeals judges David Sentelle and Stephen Williams joined in the decision.
Kind of hard to argue with that. The Kahane Chai people viewed Sharon as a threat to Israel and the Jewish people and expressed the desire to do something about it. Call them what you will, but no reasonable interpretation of law would shield them from censure.