January 29, 1991 |
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley said Monday there is no evidence that any organized effort is behind a series of bomb threats and an arson attack that have been directed against Arab-Americans in the city since the outbreak of the Persian Gulf War.
August 29, 1990 |
Saddam Hussein gained popularity in some Arab nations after U.S. troops arrived in the Middle East, but the Iraqi president is finding few oases of support among local Arab- and Iranian-American journalists. "Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and it's wrong," said Joseph Haiek, publisher of the Glendale-based Arab-American monthly magazine The News Circle. "If you have a legitimate grievance, you work it out. You do not occupy and put down the dignity of an entire nation."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1994
We do take exception to the second to last paragraph in an article by Tyler Marshall (April 14). In a report from Strasbourg dealing with a speech by PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, he mentions Russian ultranationalist Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky was also present at the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe. He writes: "Despite what might appear to be shared anti-Jewish sentiments, the two (Arafat and Zhirinovsky) seemed to have little interest in each other." This is very misleading.
October 22, 1989
Once more I read in your paper a letter from Jack Newman, president of the Regional Anti-Defamation League, listing all the hard-line Israeli reasons why Yasser Arafat shouldn't be granted a visa to address the United Nations (Oct. 17). There's an old adage that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. If Newman is going to tag Arafat as a terrorist for the criterion that he shouldn't enter the United States, then why in blue blazes has the U.S. allowed Menachem Begin (the leader of a terrorist organization that slaughtered 250 Palestinians at Deir Yassin)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1989
I was astonished to read Reich's column in which he inferred the Tibetans' intifada has not succeeded because of a lack of adequate media coverage or an enlightened occupation. May I remind Reich that the so-called "legions of reporters" have never been allowed to cover an actual confrontation between rock-throwing Palestinians and armed Israeli troops and settlers--only a cleansed aftermath. Indeed, it is doubtful that the Chinese ever stooped to disguise themselves as reporters as Israeli settlers have done to swoop down upon dissidents and perpetrate bloodshed.
March 25, 2003
As the war in Iraq began last week, state and local leaders put police forces and emergency workers on alert against terrorist attacks. In Los Angeles, they also announced they would beef up their investigation and prosecution of hate crimes, a clear message that homeland security extends to Muslims and Arab Americans. The Los Angeles area has the largest population of Arab Americans in the country, a demographic feature that went little noticed in this polyglot region until the Sept.