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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1997 | PETER NOAH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 15 representatives of the Arab American community, including radio personality Casey Kasem, expressed their outrage Friday over the vandalism of the statue of slain activist Alex Odeh the day before. The statue was similarly splattered with red paint on the eve of his death last October. Police have no suspects in either case, said Sgt. Bob Clark. The two hate crimes may be investigated together, "potentially with the same suspects, whomever they may be."
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NEWS
June 25, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several Arab-American groups filed damage claims Thursday against police and sheriff's agencies in Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego in connection with allegations that confidential police information was provided to the Anti-Defamation League. The claims are legally required before the groups--including the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and the National Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1991
President Bush's speech to the United Nations and your editorial ("Repealing a Resolution of Hate," Sept. 24), both advocating repeal of the 1975 Zionism-equals-racism resolution, absolutely stunned me by their dishonesty. Let me concede that the ideal of Zionism may not be racist; let's just stick to the facts. There are many but one proves the point: Israeli law makes it a crime to sell or lease land to an Arab--even if that Arab is an Israeli citizen.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2004 | Associated Press
Charlie Daniels, who had a post-Sept. 11 country hit with "This Ain't No Rag, It's a Flag," is drawing heat from Arab Americans who say it refers to a derogatory term used against them. Daniels, 67, is scheduled to perform at a city-sponsored festival today in Dearborn, the center of southeastern Michigan's 300,000-member Arab American community. The offending lyric: "This ain't no rag, it's a flag, and we don't wear it on our heads. / It's a symbol of the land where the good guys live.
NEWS
August 23, 1996 | From a Times Staff Writer
Hoping to crack an 11-year-old case, U.S. Department of Justice officials said this week they will offer a $1-million reward for information that helps solve the bombing death of Alex Odeh, a prominent Palestinian American activist. The western regional head of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee was killed in an explosion at his Santa Ana office the day after appearing on television to condemn terrorism and defend PLO leader Yasser Arafat as "a man of peace."
NEWS
August 30, 1990 | From Associated Press
A major Arab-American organization began a nationwide petition campaign Wednesday urging Saddam Hussein to release all foreign nationals being held hostage in Iraq and Kuwait. James Abourezk, chairman of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, said he hopes to present the petition personally to the Iraqi president in Baghdad. Abourezk, a former senator from South Dakota, said the Iraqi Embassy in Washington had not replied to the committee's request to send a delegation to Baghdad.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 1990
A salute to Councilwoman Joan Milke Flores and Councilman Robert Farrell for sponsoring the proposal for a ballot measure calling for an amendment to the Los Angeles City Charter that would disqualify companies and individuals from bidding on city contracts if they have businessies with South Africa (Metro, June 30).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1985
The murder of Alex M. Odeh in Santa Ana, against the backdrop of assassination aboard the Achille Lauro in the eastern Mediterranean, communicates the immediacy, proximity and pervasiveness of global terror. Odeh was a man of peace, committed to the nonviolent resolution of world problems, including those wracking the Middle East, where he was born. His commitment to that cause gave impetus to his role as regional director of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1986
It has been a year and a day since Arab rights leader Alex M. Odeh was murdered by a terrorist bomb in Santa Ana. His killer is still at large, despite vigorous law enforcement efforts to track him down. We were reminded of Odeh as a man of peace on the first anniversary of his death last night when family, friends and colleagues gathered at a memorial dinner in Anaheim to remember him and his work.
NEWS
February 1, 1987
Former Sen. James G. Abourezk (D-S.D.) charged Saturday that the arrests last week of eight Arab immigrants and a Kenyan in the Los Angeles area were orchestrated by the Reagan Administration in frustration over what he described as the White House's failed policies in the Middle East.
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