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April 3, 2007 | Angie Green, Times Staff Writer
As Jewish families throughout the region gather this week to celebrate Passover, the holiday celebrating freedom from slavery, a passionate group of organizers at Jewish World Watch hope that 5-by-7-inch cards will lie beside the flat bread and bitter herbs at the traditional meal, or Seder. The cards ask probing questions about helping refugees in Sudan's Darfur region. Since 2003, more than 200,000 have died in Darfur; more than 2 million live in disease-ridden refugee campus.
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OPINION
March 6, 2014
Re "Disillusionment over South Sudan," March 1 South Sudan's recent descent into violence brings to light the dangers of premature American disengagement from countries burdened by conflict. U.S. leaders and diplomats spent years ending two decades of war between the Sudanese government and an independence movement in South Sudan, investing significant time, energy and resources to forge a peace agreement, support a popular referendum and create an independent South Sudan. Our government hailed the outcome as a great victory.
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OPINION
March 6, 2014
Re "Disillusionment over South Sudan," March 1 South Sudan's recent descent into violence brings to light the dangers of premature American disengagement from countries burdened by conflict. U.S. leaders and diplomats spent years ending two decades of war between the Sudanese government and an independence movement in South Sudan, investing significant time, energy and resources to forge a peace agreement, support a popular referendum and create an independent South Sudan. Our government hailed the outcome as a great victory.
OPINION
December 29, 2013
Re "Africa violence points to peacekeeper limitations," Dec. 26 The "African solutions for African problems" policy highlighted in this article has found many Western champions, including isolationists and guilt-ridden anti-colonialists who argue that true self-determination for Africans means a complete absence of outside interference. This mind-set has allowed for the mass murder of millions. The reality is that there is no separating outside powers from African conflicts; our economic interests are catalysts for much of the continent's bloodshed.
OPINION
December 29, 2013
Re "Africa violence points to peacekeeper limitations," Dec. 26 The "African solutions for African problems" policy highlighted in this article has found many Western champions, including isolationists and guilt-ridden anti-colonialists who argue that true self-determination for Africans means a complete absence of outside interference. This mind-set has allowed for the mass murder of millions. The reality is that there is no separating outside powers from African conflicts; our economic interests are catalysts for much of the continent's bloodshed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2006 | Lisa Richardson, Times Staff Writer
John Fishel, president of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, stepped to the front of a synagogue in Agoura Hills on a recent Friday evening and, after wishing the congregation "Shabbat Shalom," spoke of Darfur. He told of the anguish he witnessed at a refugee camp there. Of the thousands of people he saw living in the open, under tarpaulins. Of how there's little water for drinking and none for hygiene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2004 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
As Jews entered the High Holy Days this week in the midst of reports of genocide in Sudan, one of the nation's leading rabbis is exhorting Jews to make good a vow born out of the ashes of the Holocaust: "Never again!" The appeal by Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino may sound more like a theme for Yom Hashoah -- Holocaust Remembrance Day -- than for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, which began at sundown Wednesday.
OPINION
August 28, 2007
Re "Jewish group recognizes Armenian genocide," Aug. 23 I hope Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman will reconsider Rabbi Hillel's summary of the Bible: "What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man. That is the entire law; all the rest is commentary." There can be no adequate justification for such a blatant, calculated half-measure in response to any genocide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2013 | By Jason Song
A charity walk to raise money and awareness for survivors of genocide around the world will take place Sunday in the Fairfax district. The seventh annual Walk to End Genocide will start at Pan Pacific Park in the 7600 block of Beverly Boulevard. Events start at 9 a.m. and will end by 2 p.m. The walk is being sponsored by Jewish World Watch. The walk is a 5K (just over 3 miles) around the park on paved surfaces. Registration fees are $12 for students and $20 for adults. Money raised from the event goes toward helping survivors of genocide and mass atrocities rebuild their lives through various relief projects, which can include everything from education to medical aid. The people of the Sudan and Congo are among the beneficiaries.  The walk will be followed by a Global Village fair that will include food and craft booths, music and performances by spoken-word artists.
OPINION
May 5, 2006
Re "Thousands Rally to Stop the Violence in Darfur," May 1 The number of deaths in the Darfur genocide cited in the article is inaccurate and discounts the murder of hundreds of thousands of people. The Times refers to the figure of "more than 180,000" deaths having occurred since the beginning of this genocide. That number is based on outdated U.N. figures released in March 2005. Even at that time, that figure represented only the number of people who had died from disease and malnutrition; it failed to include people who had suffered violent deaths or those killed across the border in Chad, even though those deaths were also caused by the Sudanese government and the janjaweed militia it supports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2007 | Angie Green, Times Staff Writer
As Jewish families throughout the region gather this week to celebrate Passover, the holiday celebrating freedom from slavery, a passionate group of organizers at Jewish World Watch hope that 5-by-7-inch cards will lie beside the flat bread and bitter herbs at the traditional meal, or Seder. The cards ask probing questions about helping refugees in Sudan's Darfur region. Since 2003, more than 200,000 have died in Darfur; more than 2 million live in disease-ridden refugee campus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2006 | Lisa Richardson, Times Staff Writer
John Fishel, president of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, stepped to the front of a synagogue in Agoura Hills on a recent Friday evening and, after wishing the congregation "Shabbat Shalom," spoke of Darfur. He told of the anguish he witnessed at a refugee camp there. Of the thousands of people he saw living in the open, under tarpaulins. Of how there's little water for drinking and none for hygiene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2004 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
As Jews entered the High Holy Days this week in the midst of reports of genocide in Sudan, one of the nation's leading rabbis is exhorting Jews to make good a vow born out of the ashes of the Holocaust: "Never again!" The appeal by Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino may sound more like a theme for Yom Hashoah -- Holocaust Remembrance Day -- than for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, which began at sundown Wednesday.
OPINION
June 15, 2007
Re "U.S. relies on Sudan despite condemning it," June 11 It is appalling to read the justification for U.S. reliance on Sudanese spies provided by a former CIA official: "There's not much that blond-haired, blue-eyed case officers from the United States can do in the entire Middle East, and there's nothing they can do in Iraq." Maybe the real reason the CIA supposedly needs to rely on the genocidal government of Sudan is that it is blind or possibly racist. Only a blind person could conclude that America's population, made up of immigrants from all over the world, is mostly blond-haired and blue-eyed, and it is a racist organization that would hire only blond-haired and blue-eyed Americans.
OPINION
November 18, 2008
Re "When mass rape turns into genocide," Opinion, Nov. 13 David Scheffer is correct. The International Criminal Court must include the crime of rape as genocide in its long-anticipated arrest warrant for Sudan's president, Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir. The threat of these arrest warrants has finally caused a change in the status quo, after six years of genocide. Recognizing that rape is a tool of genocide sends a clear message that rape is a crime that diminishes humanity as a whole.
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