August 7, 2009 |
Jewish congressional members and lobbying groups are protesting President Obama's decision to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former Irish leader Mary Robinson, who they say has a long record of harshly criticizing Israel. The award announcement prompted the first criticism of Obama by the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a group he courted during last year's campaign. Jewish groups in the U.S. have been largely supportive of the president.
April 21, 1985
The Simon Wiesenthal Center, as part of its ongoing research, is attempting to identify individuals who may have been helped in pre-World-War-II Austria by Dr. Muriel Gardiner, an American citizen who was studying medicine in Vienna in the 1930s and was involved with the anti-Fascist underground. She used the code name of Mary and offered her apartment as a safe house for individuals opposed to the Nazis. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center, 9760 W. Pico Blvd.
July 7, 2005 |
Jewish leaders condemned resolutions passed by the United Church of Christ that called for Israel to dismantle its security fences around Palestinian territories and for companies to use "economic leverage" to promote peace in the Middle East. The measures, passed by the church's rule-making body at its annual meeting in Atlanta, seek to hold Israel to a different moral standard, Rabbi Abraham Cooper said.
February 27, 2007 |
The author of a best-selling comic book series intended to teach children about other countries said he would change a chapter on Jews that has been called anti-Semitic and similar to Nazi propaganda. Lee Won-bok maintained, however, that his depiction of Jewish control of American media and politics was based on fact and "commonly believed." Images from the book "echo classic Nazi canards," Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center said this month.
March 4, 1994
KCOP-TV Channel 13's coverage of the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) will include tributes to fire fighters and police officers for their efforts on behalf of county and city residents during recent natural disasters. The salute, dubbed "Here for the Long Run," also will single out for recognition Caltrans workers, the Rev. Cecil Murray, Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, and teacher Alberto Valdivia.