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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1990
From the beginning, Arab countries have disputed Israel's right to be a nation in their midst. They are not going to make peace just because the Palestinians get their rights. They have their own agendas and it will take long and hard negotiations to make that peace. The sooner the Arab countries understand this, the sooner the climate will arrive for the aspirations of the Palestinians. In the present state of affairs, the Arab countries would almost certainly use a new Palestinian entity to get at Israel.
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WORLD
March 15, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has called Israel's offensive on Gaza a "holocaust" and accused Arab leaders of not doing enough to stop the fighting, in his latest audio recording aired on Al Jazeera. Bin Laden accused some Arab countries of "collaborating" with Israel on the offensive in December-January that killed about 1,300 Palestinians. He did not name any specific Arab countries in the brief audio played on Al Jazeera. The Arabic satellite channel did not say how it obtained the recording, and the authenticity of the tape could not be verified.
WORLD
December 5, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Police have arrested an American, 11 Europeans and several others from Arab countries for allegedly plotting terrorist attacks in Middle Eastern countries including Iraq, Egypt's Interior Ministry said. The group was part of an Islamic terrorist cell that was living in Egypt under the guise of studying Arabic and Islam, the ministry said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1991
Five living presidents of America spoke eloquently about freedom and human rights all over the world . . . except for Arab countries. Nor did they mention the death penalty for reading a book or talking peace. Does oil give you some absolution from the new world order? A.S. EPSTEIN, Beverly Hills
OPINION
July 24, 1988
It is about time someone realizes some of the effects of our pro-Israel Congress' blocking of several arm sales to different Arab countries. The Arab nations of the Middle East have just as much right to build up their defenses as Israel and United States do. By not selling an arms package to Saudi Arabia or Kuwait, the Saudis and Kuwaitis will just go somewhere else. The thought of one of the Arab countries attacking Israel is ridiculous. Being the biggest recipient of billions of U.S. dollars and military aid, Israel shouldn't think twice about being attacked.
OPINION
September 2, 1990
You ask in your editorial "Who Made Iraq What It Is Today?" (Aug. 25). You need look no further than Israel, with its expansionist policy, backed with nuclear capability, and an American Congress whose motto is "Israel, right or wrong." This is what has made Iraq (and other Arab countries as well) into paranoid entities of distrust and fear, unable to distinguish between rational and irrational behaviors. PAT WRANGELL Stanton
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1990
In response to Graham E. Fuller's column "Steal Iraq's Thunder on 'Linkage' " (Commentary, Dec. 10): Fuller has an excellent point. This is an opportune time to arrange a peace treaty in the Middle East. I agree with his general thinking with additions: Since Jordan has more than half of its population as Palestinians, another million or more would make little change there. This would give Israel more assurance of peace, if the West Bank and Gaza Arabs were accepted in Jordan. I'm sure Israel would help with the prosperity of Jordan if this could be arranged.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2000
Re "Palestinian Refugees Must Be Allowed to Choose," Commentary, Aug. 10: Elia Zureik failed to mention that the 800,000 Palestinians who fled their homes in 1948 could have easily been absorbed and started a new life in surrounding Arab countries. Instead, they were purposely kept in refugee camps as a political trump card. There were more than a million Jews who were expelled or constrained to leave their homes from Arab countries such as Iraq, Egypt, Syria, et al. They too had to relinquish their homes, properties, businesses, assets, etc. The difference, however, is that they did not go to refugee camps and hibernate.
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