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NEWS
April 10, 1990 | MASHA HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the dozen Soviet Jews gathered in a makeshift synagogue to celebrate Passover on Monday night, the traditional holiday salutation "Next year in Jerusalem" took on a special meaning. All of them intend to have emigrated by then. Despite what has been referred to as a Jewish spring in the Soviet Union--brought on by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev's policies, which have permitted a cultural flowering and more freedom of worship--Jews by the hundreds of thousands are seeking to leave.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By David Ng
An auction of Nazi memorabilia, including items that belonged to Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering, has been called off in France following objections from Jewish groups and a prominent government official. The Paris auction company Vermot de Pas had scheduled the sale for April 26 but called it off Monday. The cancellation came soon after French culture minister Aurélie Filippetti told Le Monde she didn't want the auction to take place. The auction house said on its website that "in light of the strong emotions from numerous people, this decision seems proper and necessary.
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NEWS
September 21, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Roman Catholic Cardinal Jozef Glemp of Poland met with a dozen American Jewish leaders and expressed regret over a 1989 sermon that many Jews regard as anti-Semitic. "I regret sincerely that this unfortunate situation occurred and recommit myself . . . to combatting anti-Semitism at its very roots," Glemp told the Jewish leaders in Washington.
NATIONAL
April 2, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
NEW YORK - The elderly woman had stopped by the Jewish Community Center in the Canarsie area of Brooklyn and was shuffling away, leaning heavily on her walker, when a young man punched her in the head as he walked past, knocking her to the ground. When she returned to the center for help, the staff called for an ambulance, vigilant that this might have been another example of the "knockout game," a social media trend that had young people punching out random individuals on the street last year.
OPINION
September 1, 2013
Re "Federal probe clears 2 UCs of bias," Aug. 29 It's a shame that the U.S. Department of Education has exonerated University of California campuses for fostering anti-Semitic climates. One of the offensive tactics used by pro-Palestinian activists is to dress up as Israeli soldiers and stop fellow students at mock checkpoints or a cardboard wall, which symbolize Israel's attempts to keep out Palestinian suicide bombers. If this is free speech, then I suggest that students who want to challenge these lies about Israel have a little fun while pointing out the truth.
OPINION
October 19, 2012
Re "Debating free speech at Berkeley," Editorial, Oct. 15 Academic freedom and the right to free speech are sacred and deserve protection. At the same time, when anti-Israel activity crosses the line into anti-Semitism and expressions of support for terrorism, it is imperative to urge university officials to issue condemnations. There is a fundamental difference between criticizing Israel's government and its policies and "opposing" Israel's existence. The former may or may not be offensive speech.
WORLD
February 21, 2011 | By Anthee Carassava, Los Angeles Times
Nearly 70 years later, Athens, one of the last European capitals to commemorate those who perished at the hands of Nazi forces, finally has a Holocaust memorial. But since its dedication in May, synagogues have been targeted, Jewish cemeteries desecrated, Holocaust monuments elsewhere in Greece vandalized and the Jewish Museum of Greece, in the capital, defaced with swastikas. What's more, an alarming chunk of Athenians in November supported the election of a neo-Nazi candidate to the capital's city council.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 1991 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, TIMES ARTS EDITOR
Michael Verhoeven's film "The Nasty Girl" is Germany's entry in the foreign-language category in this year's Academy Awards. It is an occasionally surrealistic and often very funny account of a teen-aged Fraulein's distinctly unfunny and dangerous attempts to investigate the Nazi years in her hometown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1990
In his Dec. 10 letter, Teodor Polak criticizes Deborah Lipstadt for exaggerating the extent of anti-Semitism in Poland, indicating the actions, allegedly, of a few are used to tar an entire people. That can be a reasonable argument, but he undermines it by showing that he does not recognize his own anti-Semitism. This chairman of the Polish American Congress, Los Angeles, blames Jews for the "bad fate" of contemporary Polish-Jewish relations. After all, Polak claims, "Communism was forced on Poland with significant participation by Polish Jews.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1985
The Times article does not adequately present the position of the Anti-Defamation League. Nicaraguan government spokesman repeatedly assert that they have no policy of anti-Semitism. On the other hand, Nicaraguan Jews insist that anti-Semitism forced them to flee the country, thus creating the dilemma of whom to believe. The dilemma is more apparent than real. We know of no laws in Nicaragua that are aimed specifically at Jews. There may well be no "official" policy of anti-Semitism.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
One of the modern icons of moviedom called out one of Hollywood's historic heroes Tuesday, as Meryl Streep delivered a sharp rebuke to Walt Disney for alleged sexist and anti-Semitic views at the National Board of Review awards gala in New York. Streep was on hand to present an acting award to Emma Thompson for her portrayal of the prickly British author and "Mary Poppins" creator P.L. Travers in the new film "Saving Mr. Banks," which dramatizes Disney's efforts to persuade Travers to adapt her books into a musical.
OPINION
September 1, 2013
Re "Federal probe clears 2 UCs of bias," Aug. 29 It's a shame that the U.S. Department of Education has exonerated University of California campuses for fostering anti-Semitic climates. One of the offensive tactics used by pro-Palestinian activists is to dress up as Israeli soldiers and stop fellow students at mock checkpoints or a cardboard wall, which symbolize Israel's attempts to keep out Palestinian suicide bombers. If this is free speech, then I suggest that students who want to challenge these lies about Israel have a little fun while pointing out the truth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The U.S. Department of Education has exonerated two more UC campuses -- Irvine and Santa Cruz -- of allegations that they fostered anti-Semitic climates by allowing protests against Israeli policies and other incidents that Jewish students contended amounted to illegal harrassment. UC Berkeley announced Tuesday similar findings that ended an investigation by the federal department's Office for Civil Rights into complaints by Jewish students. Related probes at UC Irvine and UC Santa Cruz also are completed with findings that the schools are not at fault, officials said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The U.S. Department of Education has exonerated two more UC campuses - Irvine and Santa Cruz - of allegations that they fostered anti-Semitic climates by allowing protests against Israeli policies and other incidents that Jewish students contended amounted to illegal harassment. UC Berkeley announced Tuesday similar findings that ended an investigation by the department's Office for Civil Rights into complaints by Jewish students. Related probes at UC Irvine and UC Santa Cruz also finished with findings that the schools were not at fault, officials said Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2013 | By Susan King
As both a producer and a director, Stanley Kramer was fearless. As a scrappy young independent producer in the late 1940s, he bought the rights to Arthur Laurents' "Home of the Brave," the hit 1946 Broadway play which exposed anti-Semitism in the military during World War II. But Kramer decided to up the ante, transforming it into a drama about racism, casting young African American actor James Edwards as the soldier who must battle discrimination in...
SPORTS
July 17, 2013 | By Bill Dwyre
   GULLANE, Scotland -- Politics and political correctness were the topic of the day at the British Open, where officials of the Royal and Ancient governing body were slapped around a bit by the media on the issue of playing this year's event at a place where women are not allowed to be members.      Muirfield Golf Club, establishing a membership in 1744, has no female members, although many female guest players. The issue, simlar to the one that the home of the Masters, Augusta National, wrestled with for years until admitting two women last year, was brought to a head when the Scotland First Minister announced that he would boycott the event at Muirfield because of the club's exclusionary policies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1992
Pat Buchanan has been charged with anti-Semitism by Helmreich because he defends former Nazis and charged the Jewish lobby of pushing the U.S. into war. He could have added opposing the huge loans to Israel. Yet as the Israeli writer Amotz AraEl writes (Commentary, Feb. 10), the peace process is supported by 80% of the Israelis, but fringe groups, light years away from the political mainstream, control Israeli government agencies, abuse public office, etc. So opposition to any policy or policies of the government in Israel is universally accepted as anti-Semitism.
OPINION
July 13, 2013 | By Abraham Cooper and Yitzchok Adlerstein
As millions of Roman Catholics rejoice in the news that two popes are being fast-tracked to sainthood, many Jews are smiling with them. Pope Francis has approved John XXIII and John Paul II for the church's supreme honor in a process that quick-stepped protocol. Jews, on the other hand, will remember both of these men for taking steps that were a millennium in the making. Over the centuries, Catholic Church-inspired anti-Semitism spawned the demonizing and murder of countless Jews.
WORLD
November 16, 2012 | By Emily Alpert
Batting back criticism from German Chancellor Angela Merkel over the imprisonment of Pussy Riot band members, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Friday that one of the punk performers had “strung up the effigy of a Jew,” Russian state media reported. While attending a Moscow business forum, Merkel had raised concerns about the two-year sentences for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” handed down to two band members after they staged a “punk prayer” against Putin in a Moscow cathedral.
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