May 22, 1990
Arab leaders have agreed to meet in the Iraqi capital next Monday to focus anger over the mass influx of Soviet Jews to Israel. The Kremlin has eased restrictions on the departure of Jews. Reduced access to the United States, where many previously chose to settle, has directed much of the exodus to Israel. The influx has alarmed Arab leaders who fear that many Jews will settle in Arab lands Israel captured in 1967.
May 26, 1990
The Lakers losing early in the NBA playoffs is exactly what will happen to Los Angeles in the 1990s. The Dodgers are going to finish sixth this year. The Raiders, even if they had a quarterback, can't win. Look for a world championship L.A. team in the 1990s. Maybe 1998. DAVID KOHNHORST, Sunland
August 22, 1991 |
Galina Rubinstein, a new immigrant from the Soviet Union, nursed both a cup of tea and confusion about the fate of friends and family in the Soviet Union, which until a few months ago was her homeland. She came in May with a young daughter to flee the kind of national upheaval that at the time was still a whisper and that turned into a coup d'etat that came close to toppling President Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
July 23, 1991 |
While avoiding a direct linkage of U.S. aid for Israel to the Israelis' acceptance of the Bush Administration's Middle East peace efforts, President Bush's national security adviser on Monday established that the two are tied to each other. The comments by the official, Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser, represented a clear warning to Israel that by balking at participation in a peace conference, it is putting at risk $10 billion in U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1991 |
An Orange County-sponsored "freedom flight" carried at least 200 Soviet Jews from Budapest to Tel Aviv on Sunday. "It's very exciting," said Chelle Friedman, director of community relations for the Jewish Federation of Orange County. "None of us will ever have to answer to our children if they ask: 'What did you do in 1990 when the Soviet Jews could get out?' " The chartered plane was part of a yearlong exodus of Jews from the Soviet Union.
October 3, 1991 |
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev agreed Wednesday to review the cases of 355 "refuseniks" who have been denied Soviet permission to emigrate, the head of a U.S. committee on Soviet Jewry said. Gorbachev also acknowledged that anti-Semitism is a problem in the Soviet Union, although not a "deep-rooted" one, and he refused to issue a statement condemning it specifically, said Shoshana Cardin, leader of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry.
October 1, 1991
* An estimated 200,000 Soviet Jews are expected to go to Israel this year. * Between 7 million and 20 million Soviets are expected to leave their country in this decade. * The International Labor Organization estimates that 30% of workers in Soviet state enterprises are "surplus to requirements".
September 18, 1991 |
Israeli officials said Tuesday that they have made progress in getting assurances from the United States about the scope of proposed Middle East peace talks. But, they hastened to add, there are still significant differences between Washington and Jerusalem over touchy issues of Palestinian representation. "We can say that we have a certain progress in various matters relative to the peace process," Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said. "We will have to have further discussions about many issues."
September 10, 1991 |
The White House expressed confidence Monday that, despite an outcry from Jerusalem, the prospects now appear favorable that the United States and Israel will resolve a potentially explosive dispute over new housing loans. "We think there's still a good chance we can work this out," spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said. "They want the loan guarantees and they want the peace process--both are in their interests." The statement of assurance came as Secretary of State James A.
September 9, 1991 |
Hopes for democracy mixed with fears of renewed anti-Semitism as Soviet Jews celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, in their transformed country Sunday night. About 3,000 Jews crowded Moscow's main synagogue to usher in year 5752, according to the traditional Jewish count. They included guests from the United States and Israel and from Azerbaijan and Georgia, Soviet republics where Jews have been persecuted.