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October 12, 1988
The regional B'nai B'rith and the Jewish Federation Community Relations Committee of Orange County will stage a forum at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for the presidential candidates and their positions on Jewish issues and Israel. Advisers to both Michael S. Dukakis and Vice President George Bush are scheduled to appear. The event is free and will be held at the Jewish Community Center, 12181 Buaro St.
April 8, 1988
View recently featured a front-page interview with Billy Carter, expounding on a variety of topics ranging from his alcoholism to Jesse Jackson to recent events in the Middle East ("Billy Carter Is Back" by Bob Sipchen, March 7). Carter was a lot better off when he was the court jester during his brother's Administration. Neither his intellect nor his grasp of history has improved over the past decade. He clearly ought to avoid serious topics. He opined that the Marines ought to be marching into Israel because of the uprisings on the West Bank and Gaza.
January 28, 1988
Several hundred friends and family members attended funeral services last week for Culver City businessman Abe Balinoff, 66, who died Jan. 19. With his brother, Saul, Balinoff was co-owner and operator of the B & B Hardware Store in Culver City for the last 36 years. He was a member of the Mar Vista Optimist Club, B'nai B'rith and the Jewish War Veterans, among others, and was a patron of the University of Judaism. Balinoff was a member of the Kehilat Ma'arav synagogue in Brentwood.
November 19, 1987 | PAMELA MARIN, For The Times
B'nai B'rith International honored Newport Beach philanthropist and businessman Mel Jaffee in an awards ceremony heralded as "the largest B'nai B'rith dinner ever held in the state of California," according to Joe Mittelman, event chairman.
September 17, 1987 | ANN CONWAY
"If I had blood, I'd blush," cracked comedian Henny Youngman, 81, when he received the annual Torch of Liberty Award from the Orange County chapter of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. "I'm really very happy to be here. Now, how do I get outta here?"
June 27, 1987 | LARRY GORDON, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of a Glendale civil rights group were strongly criticized Friday by the city manager and by a challenger within their organization for sponsoring a controversial racial debate which turned into a violent confrontation the night before at the Glendale Central Library. "The fiasco that occurred at the library was disgraceful and one that the organizers should be ashamed of," Glendale City Manager James M. Rez said of the aborted event sponsored by the Glendale Human Relations Council.
April 4, 1987
So David Lehrer of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith doesn't like Conrad "misusing the symbol of the Jewish religion." Last time I looked, the flag of the State of Israel bears a large Star of David. Thus, if cartoons ridiculing the State of Israel happen to misinterpreted as ridicule of the Jewish faith, then the Zionists have only themselves to blame for designing the flag that way in the first place. As a Zionist, and a friend of Israel, Lehrer should be spending his time trying to get their flag revamped.
January 11, 1987
Eliana do Nascimento's statement that Israel is a major trading partner of South Africa (Letters, Nov. 23) is preposterous. Israel's trade with South Africa accounts for less than one-half of 1% of South African exports, and three-fourths of 1% of South African imports. The major trading partners are in fact Japan, the United Kingdom and West Germany, all of which trade over $3 billion annually with the racist regime. In addition, 46 black African countries trade with Pretoria.
November 28, 1986
Jewel Plummer Cobb, president of Cal State Fullerton, has been awarded the 1986 Torch of Liberty by the Orange County chapter of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. The award is given annually by the local ADL to a person who exemplifies the ideals and principles upon which the national league was founded 73 years ago, officials of the Santa Ana-based chapter said. "Dr.
November 9, 1986
The authorities and community need to support the plans for an updated facility on the Presbyterian Conference grounds in Temescal Canyon as described in your story Oct. 30, "Breaking Camp: Plans for Change in Temescal Canyon Rock 'Cradle of the Palisades.' " Nature's wonders in the Santa Monica Mountains should be enjoyed by more than hikers. A conference center in the city's own backyard will afford a greater number such opportunities. The Temescal Canyon entrance also limits traffic impact on Pacific Palisades streets.
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