Baruch Goldstein

1956 - 1994

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Baruch Kopel Goldstein (Hebrew: ברוך קופל גולדשטיין; born Benjamin Goldstein; December 9, 1956 – February 25, 1994) was an American-Israeli mass murderer, religious extremist, and physician who perpetrated the 1994 Cave of the Patriarchs massacre in Hebron, killing 29 and wounding 125 Palestinian Muslim worshipers. The massacre ended when he was beaten to death.The Israeli government condemned the massacre, and responded by arresting followers of Meir Kahane, criminalizing the Kach movement and affiliated movements as terrorist, forbidding certain Israeli settlers to enter Palestinian towns, and demanding that those settlers turn in their army-issued rifles, although rejecting a Palestinian Liberation Organization demand that all settlers in the West Bank be disarmed and that an international force be created to protect Palestinians.Jewish Israelis were barred from entering major Arab communities in Hebron. The Israeli government also took extreme measures against Palestinians following the deadly riots after the massacre, expelling them from certain streets near Jewish settlements in Hebron, such as Al-Shuhada Street, where many Palestinians had homes and businesses, and allowing access exclusively to Jewish Israelis and foreign tourists.Goldstein's gravesite became a pilgrimage site for Jewish extremists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Baruch Goldstein has received more than 694,689 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Baruch Goldstein is the 121st most popular extremist (down from 120th in 2019), the 2,658th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,048th in 2019) and the 40th most popular Extremist.

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Among extremists, Baruch Goldstein ranks 121 out of 209Before him are Peter Sutcliffe, Rodney Alcala, Robert Hansen, Mary Ann Cotton, Joseph Bonanno, and Dokka Umarov. After him are Belle Gunness, Mohamed Atta, Aslan Usoyan, Omar Abdel-Rahman, Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley, and Joseph Valachi.

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Among people born in 1956, Baruch Goldstein ranks 79Before him are Frances Arnold, Adnan Oktar, Maggie Reilly, Henri Toivonen, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Bo Derek. After him are Randy Rhoads, King Diamond, Sultan bin Salman Al Saud, Catherine Ashton, Boris Trajkovski, and Taur Matan Ruak. Among people deceased in 1994, Baruch Goldstein ranks 101Before him are Juan Carlos Onetti, Paisios of Mount Athos, Moana Pozzi, Andrés Escobar, Álvaro del Portillo, and Luis Ocaña. After him are Branko Mikulić, Wilma Rudolph, Enrique Líster, Max Morlock, Alexander Shelepin, and Joe Pass.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Baruch Goldstein ranks 2,658 out of 18,182Before him are Bo Derek (1956), Zendaya (1996), Jerome Powell (1953), Clifford Brown (1930), Lew Wallace (1827), and Daniel Davis (1945). After him are David Farragut (1801), Keith Carradine (1949), John Connally (1917), Edwin Sutherland (1883), John C. Calhoun (1782), and Annie Proulx (1935).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Baruch Goldstein ranks 40Before him are Delphine LaLaurie (1787), Andrew Cunanan (1969), Baby Face Nelson (1908), Aldrich Ames (1941), Rodney Alcala (1943), and Robert Hansen (1939). After him are Joseph Valachi (1904), Sam Giancana (1908), Leon Czolgosz (1873), Jerry Brudos (1939), Patricia Krenwinkel (1947), and Richard Chase (1950).