December 26, 2001
We were appalled to see, buried in The Times' Dec. 21 In Brief section, that slavery by "Arab chiefs" of blacks in Sudan still exists, and that the chieftains made a magnanimous gesture of releasing 14,550 slaves without requiring the usual "compensation" for releasing them. We applaud Christian Solidarity International for its role in the negotiations and hope that all Arab chieftains who participate in this barbaric practice will follow the lead of the chiefs of the northern Kordofan region of Sudan and release their remaining slaves immediately.
April 6, 2012 |
"Once Upon a Time in Anatolia," the exquisite sixth feature by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, is a police procedural as existential inquiry, set in a remote dreamscape of mystery and foreboding. In the search for a murder victim's body, a caravan of cars makes its fitful way over the rolling Turkish steppes, carrying men of law and science and the confessed killer. The journey begins in darkness and moves into the clear light of day, by which point many things are revealed and nothing is as it seems.
April 28, 2002 |
Many Americans have expressed alarm lately about Arab invective against our policy toward Israel. But criticism and threats from Arab countries are nothing new. Far more disturbing are the ugly anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic sentiments emanating in recent weeks from the European capitals of our allies in the war on terror. Despite President Bush's challenge that "you're either with us or against us" in the war on terrorism, the Europeans are on the verge of declaring their own war, not against Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, but against Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and the state of Israel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1990
In response to Fuller's Arab-flavored article: In my five trips to Israel, I talked to many Arabs, young and old. What they really want is all of Israel--and as for the Jews, let them go back to New York. Another Palestinian state, beside Jordan, would be the daily scenario of intensified warfare. GENE GALVIN, Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1990
Rashid Khalidi's perspective on the Middle East seeks to resuscitate the discredited link between Iraq's brutal and unprovoked attack on Kuwait with Israel's hold on the West Bank and Gaza Strip ("Sauce for Goose, Sauce for Gander," Commentary, Oct. 19). Khalidi's effort to divert attention from Iraq's aggression by raising this false analogy deliberately obscures the facts. The fact is that Israel came into possession of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights and the Sinai as a result of Arab aggression in 1967.
February 23, 2006
Re "Bush to Fight for Port Deal," Feb. 22 No foreign companies, Arab or otherwise, should be allowed to run our ports. After 9/11 and the continued bombings around the world and threats from Al Qaeda, control of U.S. ports should be in the hands of U.S. companies only. The United Arab Emirates was one of only three governments that recognized the Taliban regime. Two of the 9/11 hijackers were from there, and it served as a financial base for the hijackers. The Middle East is extremely unstable politically, and there is no guarantee that those who claim to be our "friends" today will continue to be our friends in the future.
May 26, 1990 |
It took Cecilia Peck a long time to find her niche. Along the way she's dabbled as a writer, a story analyst, a dancer and a theater director. She even managed a New York rock band called the Groceries. And now the youngest offspring of Gregory Peck has opted to follow in the footsteps of her Oscar-winning father and older brother, Anthony.