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August 23, 2007 | Teresa Watanabe, Times Staff Writer
Reversing long-standing policy, a major American Jewish organization has officially recognized the early 20th century massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide -- but set off a new furor Wednesday by declining to support a congressional resolution that would do the same.
June 1, 1988
Anti-Semitic incidents stemming from opposition to Israel have risen sharply, the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith said in New York. So far this year, 88 out of 443 anti-Semitic incidents reported in the United States have had an element of anti-Israeli sentiment, according to a report by the ADL, which monitors outbreaks of racism and anti-Semitism. By contrast, there were only three such incidents out of 1,018 anti-Semitic episodes reported for all of last year.
February 16, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Anti-Defamation League on Thursday honored the federal agents and prosecutors involved in convicting four members of a Latino street gang in Highland Park last year for violating the civil rights of African Americans with a campaign of threats and violence, including murder. The group noted that the case against the Avenues gang "broke new ground as the first time a street gang was convicted of violating federal hate crime laws."
June 22, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The "wall of separation" between church and state has been dangerously breached by the U. S. Supreme Court during the last decade, according to a new book published by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. The book, "Lowering the Wall: Religion and the Supreme Court in the 1980s," was written by Gregg Ivers, assistant professor of government at American University's School of Public Affairs.
October 18, 1988
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the main lobbying group for Israel on Capitol Hill, has been called out of step with "the consensus of the organized Jewish community" on some important Mideast issues by leaders of three of the United States' most important Jewish organizations, the New York Times reported.
Orange County experienced more anti-Semitic incidents in 1994 than during any year since the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith began tracking such events in 1981, the watchdog organization reported Wednesday. "There is a tolerance for intolerance that we've never witnessed before," said Joyce Greenspan, director of the group's regional office, which covers Orange County and Long Beach.
April 6, 1994 | ALICIA DI RADO
Orange County scholars soon will be able to hear about the Holocaust in the words of its survivors and heroes. Later this month, the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith will donate to UC Irvine hundreds of hours of videotaped interviews with county residents who lived through the Holocaust.
December 20, 1995
A Glendale man, who was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of shooting out car windows with a pellet gun, is known for stuffing racist literature in books and consumer products, according to the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. Allan Eric Carlson, 31, was arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism and remained in Newport Beach Police Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Newport Beach police said the investigation of Carlson is continuing.
August 18, 1989 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Jewish religious leaders expressed relief Thursday at the apparent pullback by Pope John Paul II from doctrinal statements about Jews that had created concern about a growing rift in relations between the Roman Catholic Church and Judaism.
September 7, 2006 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
Concerned for the safety of their congregants during High Holy Days, more than 60 Jewish security chiefs gathered at the Anti-Defamation League's headquarters Wednesday to learn how to, as one of them put it, "harden our targets." It was the second such meeting sponsored this year by the ADL, which normally hosts just one annually. "With the situation in Israel becoming inflammatory this summer, we felt another security briefing was justified," ADL regional director Amanda Susskind said.
January 31, 2004 | Lorenza Munoz, Times Staff Writer
As the controversy swirling around "The Passion of the Christ" escalates, director Mel Gibson sent a letter Friday pleading for a detente. Gibson's letter to the Anti-Defamation League's Abraham H. Foxman, a copy of which was obtained by The Times, asks him to join in "setting an example for all of our brethren; that the truest path to follow, the only path, is that of respect and, most importantly, that of love for each other despite our differences."
December 8, 2003 | Michael Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
Anti-Semitism around the world today is "more open and more dangerous Einhorn, an federal immigration judge, said events of recent years, including Sept. 11 and the second Palestinian intifada of 2000, have coincided with a worldwide upswing in anti-Jewish sentiment. "Not just Islamic countries, but countries in Western Europe who should know better," have witnessed a rise in such attitudes in recent years, Einhorn told guests at the organization's 90th-anniversary gala.
September 26, 2003 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has weathered another storm of his own making, receiving a prestigious award from an American Jewish organization despite statements he made minimizing the atrocities of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. With a long history of saying the darndest things, Berlusconi seemed unruffled by the latest controversy, which erupted after he said Mussolini "never killed anybody" and merely would "send people on vacation, in internal exile."
June 28, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The Anti-Defamation League says it still has concerns that an upcoming movie on the death of Jesus by Mel Gibson will portray Jews as "blood-thirsty, sadistic and money-hungry enemies of Jesus." In a statement issued this week, the ADL raised five separate concerns about "The Passion," which is scheduled for release next year and has already generated buzz for its Aramaic dialogue and violent depictions of the crucifixion.
June 28, 2003 | Errin Haines, Times Staff Writer
After a visit this spring to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington as part of a class trip, teacher Edward Hermeno returned to his West Los Angeles Catholic school with a desire to know more about the Nazis' genocide of European Jews and to make sure his students learned that history. This week, the religion teacher at St. Sebastian School had his chance.
Tom Metzger of Fallbrook, head of the White Aryan Resistance, was sued Friday in Portland, Ore., federal court by the uncle of an Ethiopian who was beaten to death last year by skinheads, young Neo-Nazis who favor shaved heads, steel-toed boots and military-style clothing.
June 14, 2002
From a Times Staff Writer Los Angeles attorney Amanda Susskind has been named director of the Anti-Defamation League's Los Angeles regional office, officials said Thursday. Susskind replaces David Lehrer, who was dismissed Dec. 21 by ADL National Director Abraham Foxman in New York. Susskind is a partner in the law firm of Weston, Benshoof, Rochefort, Rubalcava & MacCuish. She is a member of the California Women Lawyers, the Women Lawyers Assn. of Los Angeles and Temple Emanuel.
The Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday announced a new partnership with law enforcement agencies to help deal with hate crimes and extremists. The group's Law Enforcement Advisory Committee, which includes representatives of 13 law enforcement agencies, was established as a way for the Jewish anti-discrimination organization and police to keep each other informed about the crimes and patterns prevalent among hate groups.
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