CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1989
Secretary of State James Baker delivered a strong warning to the pro-Israel lobbying organization, saying that Israel must be realistic and give up territorial claims (Part I, May 23). I will ask a very simple question of Baker. When has our country ever given up territories won in a war? But more importantly, the Israelis didn't start the wars they won; they fought hard to survive only after being attacked and because of superiority in strength--not in numbers of personnel--they won. I don't see the U.S. giving up New Mexico or any other part of our county--and I have never noted our country returning land to the Indians that we took with or without fighting for it. Let's be realistic.
January 8, 2002
According to "Pressure Is on Sharon to Negotiate" (news analysis, Jan. 3), Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's goal is to be rid of Yasser Arafat. It would be better for both Israel and Palestine to be rid of Sharon. He is the most militant, arrogant head of a country ever. I wonder, if people really knew how the Palestinians are treated by the Israeli Defense Forces, if they would still defend Israel. The IDF treats the Palestinians with contempt. My husband and I have seen it over and over.
June 16, 1989 |
The Israeli army demolished three houses today and sealed three others belonging to residents of the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip, including those of Islamic Resistance Movement members allegedly involved in the murder of a suspected Palestinian collaborator.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2001
Having just visited Palestine in April, I concur with all that Mustafa Barghouthi relates in his May 31 commentary, "Palestinians Won't Be Forced Out Again." There are 29 refugee camps in Israel where Palestinians live, 11,000 people in one square kilometer of land. The Jewish settlements are beautiful communities with green grass and swimming pools. The refugee camps have no grass and not enough water. They keep the keys to their homes and deeds to their land but are not allowed to even visit them.
April 5, 2006 |
Israeli warplanes fired three missiles into the Gaza Strip compound of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in response to Palestinian rocket fire, the first such Israeli attack since the militant group Hamas took power last week. The attack did not appear aimed at Abbas. The site was scarcely occupied, and the Israeli army gave no explanation for hitting the security compound of the moderate leader, who was in the West Bank at the time.
October 18, 2007 |
An opera by Richard Wagner -- whose music and anti-Semitic writings influenced Adolf Hitler -- will be performed by an orchestra made up of Israeli and Arab musicians and conducted by a Jew at an open-air theater built by the Nazis.
September 24, 1987 |
Israelis celebrated the start of the Jewish New Year on Wednesday, with rabbis blowing the traditional ram's horn.
November 5, 2005 |
On the vast, drab plaza that bears Yitzhak Rabin's name, an Israeli group that promotes tolerance recently brought together a few dozen teenagers, some wearing nose rings and resolutely secular, some in the modest dress of the religiously devout, to consider the tragedy that occurred on that spot 10 years ago Friday. On the night of Nov.
April 23, 2004 |
An Israeli Arab taken hostage in Iraq on April 8 and accused of spying for Israel was released by his captors Thursday, his U.S.-based employer said. Research Triangle International Vice President Sally Johnson said employee Nabil George Razouk "is safe and sound." Dozens of foreigners have been abducted in Iraq in recent weeks and most have been released unharmed. One Italian hostage has been killed.
June 22, 1991 |
Most Israelis favor territorial concessions in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, where Palestinians have been in revolt for 42 months, according to an opinion poll published Friday. But the poll by the independent Guttman Institute showed most Israelis would hold on to East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, annexed by Israel after their capture along with the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 Middle East War.