March 30, 2013 |
BEIRUT - When Mazen El Sayed, a.k.a. El Rass, picks up a microphone, his provocative phrasings may lock in on any number of targets: Islamic clerics, the West, Arab regimes, social inequities. "We are all made from the same steel," the Lebanese hip-hop artist proclaims, "but the blacksmith is rotten. " El Rass' broadsides are delivered in singular thrusts of the Arab language, resulting in imaginative lines evoking "the optimistic suicide bomber" or lauding "a rebel critical of the rebellion.
July 8, 2013 |
JERUSALEM-- Three Jewish teens were sentenced to jail on Monday for their part in the near-fatal beating of an Arab teenager last year, one of the most notable hate crimes in recent years. The victim's father criticized the sentences as too light. In August 2012, 17-year-old Jamal Julani was walking in downtown Jerusalem with friends when a group of Jewish teenagers jumped him, shouting anti-Arab slurs as they beat him until he needed resuscitation. Several weeks later, harsh indictments were served against nine suspects, all but one minors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1985
Geyelin's article is all too true. It is ironic and very sad, indeed, that those who, in the past, have suffered so much from prejudice and racism should now adopt this same prejudice and racism toward their Arab neighbors. ALBERT M. ATTYAH Lynwood
April 4, 1986 |
A statement purported to be from two underground groups claimed today that they caused the crash of an airliner in Mexico four days ago to retaliate for U.S. action against Libya. All 166 people on the plane were killed. The typewritten Arabic statement signed by the Arab Revolutionary Brigades and the Egyptian Revolutionaries was left outside the offices of news organizations in Muslim West Beirut.
May 16, 2013 |
Writer-director Michael Singh's documentary "Valentino's Ghost" connects the United States' Middle East foreign policy agenda to the American media's often negative portrayals of Arabs and Muslims. It's a provocative, absorbing - and at times dicey - study. Using film and TV clips plus archival news footage, the India-born Singh ambitiously tracks the on-screen depiction of Arabs starting in the 1920s when Rudolph Valentino melted hearts as "The Sheik" and Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckled his way through "The Thief of Bagdad.
August 21, 2012 |
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday condemned the brutal beating of a Palestinian teenager by a gang of Jewish youths shouting anti-Arab slurs. Though racially motivated attacks by both Israelis and Palestinians are not uncommon, the incident Thursday night in central Jerusalem has triggered a wave of soul-searching among Israelis, particularly after one suspect expressed pride in his actions because the victim was Arab. "In the state of Israel, we are not prepared to tolerate racism," Netanyahu said Tuesday.
August 9, 2013 |
There were a number of disturbing findings in last week's poll by the Israeli Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University, released just as negotiators were preparing to resume Middle East peace talks in Jerusalem on Wednesday. But one less-remarked-upon point deserves further discussion: Apparently, 49% of Jewish Israelis (a narrow plurality) believe that if a final peace deal is reached at the talks and submitted to voters for their approval, Arab citizens of Israel should not be permitted to vote in the referendum.