CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1994 |
To cultivate pride in multiculturalism and understanding of race relations, 20 Valley youngsters are heading off to a San Bernardino Mountains campsite for six intensive days of confronting their stereotypes and prejudices about race, gender and sexual orientation. "This camp is not 'fun,' " said Jerry Freedman Habush, spokesman for The National Conference of Christians and Jews that sponsors the Brotherhood/Sisterhood USA camp.
March 14, 2002
Re "Conservative Jewish Groups Have Clout," Opinion, March 10: Michael Massing states that lobbying groups that support Israel have the support of the Bush administration. As Michael Ramirez pointed out in his perceptive cartoon (Commentary, March 9), Europe supports Iraq against U.S. policy (and supports the Arab position against Israel) because of its dependence on oil. The most repressive regimes in the world and the U.N. overwhelmingly support anti-Israel resolutions. Massing seems to feel that President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice (all strong supporters of Israel)
May 10, 2003
Re "A Hopeless Life for Palestinians in Lebanon's Refugee Camps," May 6: Why is it that your reporter does not ask the critical question of why, after 40 years, there are still refugee camps in Lebanon? Refugees come to America all the time. To my knowledge we have no refugee camps. Refugees go to Europe all the time, but there are no refugee camps. I worked with a refugee from Iran in Sweden, but Sweden has no refugee camps. Israel is a country of refugees but there are no refugee camps.
April 1, 2006
Re "Who's afraid of the 'Israel Lobby'?" Current, March 26 Nicholas Goldberg summarizes the arguments that the report on the "Israel Lobby" made against supporting Israel (arguments mostly identified with historical anti-Semitism) and, while mentioning some opposing points of view, ignores the most important reason: An ever-increasing number of the American people support Israel as compared to the Muslim world. We share the same values. Of all of the United States' allies, Israel is the only one that can and will fight its own battles and not call on the American military to die for them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1988
Your article "A New Bigotry Ripples Across U.S. Campuses" (Part I, May 8) reports on a disturbing trend that is being monitored and addressed by human relations organizations in many communities. The Times is to be commended on running such an article. We believe that shedding light on the resurgence of racism is important to finding the means to combat this persistent disease. But racism does not suddenly appear at the college level. It is still nurtured by parents, school classmates, popular institutions and culture, and even specific socioeconomic conditions.
July 8, 2008
Re "No war by proxy," editorial, July 3 Your editorial reducing the existential threat to Israel posed by a nuclear-power-seeking Iran to "trying to decide how to deal with a schoolyard bully" is astounding. The leader of Iran talks about wiping Israel off the map, when the Holocaust occurred in my lifetime. You show great concern that a preemptive attack by Israel will raise oil prices. If you feel so strongly about oil prices, how should Israelis feel about being attacked with nuclear weapons?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1999
Your Aug. 26 editorial regarding the Belmont Learning Center refers to people who made decisions that may endanger the safety of students and cost the taxpayers perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars as "former school officials" and "current executives." The public does not know the names of the people responsible for the hundreds of millions of dollars in cost overruns of the Metro Rail, which resulted in the ending of the project far short of its original goal. Who decided to build the Century Freeway over an aquifer (and keep the information from the public)
June 27, 1992 |
KCET-TV's "Las Vidas de Pico/Union" and Turner Network Television's "Crazy From the Heart" were awarded Imagen ("image") Awards Friday by the National Conference of Christians and Jews for their positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino themes. "We hope rewarding these films will do more than picket lines outside of theaters," said Jerry Freedman Habush of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.
August 18, 1994 |
Ana Viruetta, a 16-year-old Latina, is not the sort of student usually targeted by the Brotherhood/Sister Camp. After all, she says, she is open-minded and accepting of all types of people, no matter their race, gender or sexual preference. But the Azusa High School senior will be among 100 students from Southern California at the weeklong camp beginning Saturday designed to encourage high school students to admit, confront and change racist, sexist or homophobic attitudes.