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September 24, 1989
Willens' article credits assimilation, the disappearance of stereotypes and "the Cosby Factor" with making "everyone in television ethnic-blind." Apparently, The Times is outside the loop. The cover of the same Calendar blithely continues the tradition of equating Italian-Americans with organized crime; Frank Mancuso is photographed in a dark alley above the line "The benevolent godfather of Paramount." Nice work. GENE SCULATTI Los Angeles
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October 19, 2010 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
It sounds at first like a familiar Mideast tussle: Israel demands recognition, Arabs refuse to give it. But Israel's recent push to be recognized as a "Jewish" state is actually a new twist on an old struggle, and one that is rapidly turning into the latest stumbling block to faltering peace talks. Israel defines itself as a Jewish state in its declaration of independence. U.S. Presidents Obama and George W. Bush have embraced the term, which was used in the 1947 U.N. resolution calling for the establishment of two states, one Jewish and the other Palestinian Arab.
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October 19, 2010 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
It sounds at first like a familiar Mideast tussle: Israel demands recognition, Arabs refuse to give it. But Israel's recent push to be recognized as a "Jewish" state is actually a new twist on an old struggle, and one that is rapidly turning into the latest stumbling block to faltering peace talks. Israel defines itself as a Jewish state in its declaration of independence. U.S. Presidents Obama and George W. Bush have embraced the term, which was used in the 1947 U.N. resolution calling for the establishment of two states, one Jewish and the other Palestinian Arab.
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July 18, 2009 | David Gritten
Over the last 15 years, Omid Djalili, a British-born Iranian comedian and actor, who wryly refers to himself as "a Middle Eastern person," has become gradually famous by breaking down cultural differences and ethnic barriers. His appealing stand-up routines hinge on making audiences laugh at their own prejudices, exploring British attitudes to "otherness" and observing that what various ethnic and religious groups have in common is as important as what divides them.
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July 18, 2009 | David Gritten
Over the last 15 years, Omid Djalili, a British-born Iranian comedian and actor, who wryly refers to himself as "a Middle Eastern person," has become gradually famous by breaking down cultural differences and ethnic barriers. His appealing stand-up routines hinge on making audiences laugh at their own prejudices, exploring British attitudes to "otherness" and observing that what various ethnic and religious groups have in common is as important as what divides them.
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May 9, 1994 | FRAN DRESCHER, Actress Fran Drescher is the creator and star of the CBS sitcom "The Nanny."
I'm not quite sure why the Counterpunch article "Why Won't TV Show Jewish Couples" (Calendar, May 2) incorporated a vitriolic attack on "The Nanny."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 1989
How ironic that a producer of "The Golden Girls" and "Empty Nest" would state that, in the past, there was a "general avoidance of any real ethnicity" on network television. Those shows are set in Miami , where almost half the population is Latino, yet do you ever see any Latinos in them? Or in most TV shows, for that matter? Come to think of it, there is not one Latino as a regular cast member in any of this season's new shows! Guess I'm off to cable. MERCY CALDERON-LEVI Woodland Hills
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