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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.
October 11, 1987 | GLENN FRANKEL, The Washington Post
When an Arab jewelry dealer shot to death two other merchants outside the El Rancho Motel on Route 66 in Gallup, N.M., last year, the gunfire echoed all the way to this small Palestinian town atop the barren, rock-strewn hills of the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
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
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 14, 2005
Re "Handshake Without Meaning," Commentary, Feb. 11: Saree Makdisi apparently sees no reason for optimism in the handshake of Mahmoud Abbas and Ariel Sharon. That's too bad if it reflects the thinking of other Arabs. All he sees of the last 10 years of hopes for peace and continued conflict is Israeli transgressions against Arabs. He doesn't say one word about suicide bombers, rocket launches, the vows to eradicate Israel, the Arab attack on America, the terror bombings in Africa, Europe and Asia.
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 | SUSAN KING
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.
January 12, 1991
As the clock ticks down toward war with both the United States and the European community insisting that they would prefer war to linkage, Israel could transform the logic of war into a logic of peace with a single sentence: "If Iraq withdraws completely from Kuwait, Israel will attend an international conference on Arab-Israeli peace and will make a good faith effort to achieve a just and lasting peace with its Arab neighbors and with the Palestinian people."...
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