February 25, 2004 |
An Israeli security chief said suicide bombers who struck at the British consulate and a branch of London-based HSBC Bank in Istanbul, Turkey, in November had originally planned to attack Israel's consulate there. Avi Dichter, head of the Shin Bet, said the bombers changed their minds after "they saw the kind of security" at the Israeli consulate, about 200 yards from the blasts. The two explosions killed 27 people, most of them Turks, on Nov. 20.
February 18, 1999 |
Israeli security guards opened fire Wednesday on club-wielding Kurds who had stormed the Israeli Consulate here, killing three protesters, wounding 15 and provoking fears of escalating violence among the despairing, stateless people.
February 10, 1991
In reference to "Israel's Supporters Flock to Volunteer There" (Part A, Jan. 31), I would like to clarify Israel's position regarding visits by volunteers and dignitaries to Israel. Israel attaches great importance to the volunteering spirit exhibited by many in the local Jewish community. We appreciate also the support of many of our non-Jewish friends. Moreover, we welcome visits to Israel by leaders and dignitaries from the community during these times as an expression of their solidarity with and support for our country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1990
In response to your editorial "How Not to Settle This Issue," Jan. 31: The prime minister of Israel, Yitzhak Shamir, clarified remarks he made last month that "a big immigration requires a big Israel." He said that what he meant was "that in order to absorb a big wave of immigration, Israel must be a strong, united country." The government of Israel, by introducing the policy of direct absorption, affirms the right of every immigrant to choose the place in which he or she wishes to live.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1990
Aman wanted for a Tarzana murder and a Las Vegas casino robbery and attempted murder was in custody in New York City following his weekend arrest at the Israeli Consulate, Los Angeles police said Tuesday. David Hagag, 29, was charged Monday with the Dec. 27 killing of Simon Sarkissian, 54, of Tarzana, Detective Rick Swanston said. Police said Hagag killed Sarkissian, a heroin dealer, during a robbery attempt.
April 18, 1989 |
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir made a sudden trip to Hungary on Monday to discuss upgrading of diplomatic ties with the Budapest regime, a senior government official said. If full relations are established, Hungary would be the first East Bloc country to restore ties with Israel that were severed after the 1967 Middle East War. The lightning visit--Shamir is expected to return today--follows an unpublicized trip by the Hungarian foreign minister to Jerusalem over the weekend.