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April 21, 1985
The Simon Wiesenthal Center, as part of its ongoing research, is attempting to identify individuals who may have been helped in pre-World-War-II Austria by Dr. Muriel Gardiner, an American citizen who was studying medicine in Vienna in the 1930s and was involved with the anti-Fascist underground. She used the code name of Mary and offered her apartment as a safe house for individuals opposed to the Nazis. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center, 9760 W. Pico Blvd.
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December 19, 2003
It is unfortunate that those at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, with its Museum of Tolerance, are not so tolerant when it comes to Muslim football team names (Dec. 12). Rabbi Abraham Cooper wants people to think that the teams are honoring terrorists by using names such as Intifada. They are not. They are just young Americans who like to play football. Their choices of team names were merely in support of legitimate struggle, not terrorism. The Simon Wiesenthal Center should stop trying to take advantage of these innocent young Americans to further its own political agenda.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1993
Elements of the analyses of an African-American pastor, a Latino priest and an Islamic leader presented in Voices (Nov. 8) about Louis Farrakhan troubled me no less than Farrakhan's well-known views. Says Elder Isaac Patrick, "What he (Farrakhan) says about the historical perspective of the black man in this country is accurate and not censored." Yet this is the same Farrakhan who publishes "The Secret Relationship Between Black and Jews," which promotes the malicious and historic untruth that the Jews played a pivotal role in bringing and enslaving blacks in America.
OPINION
December 19, 2003
It is unfortunate that those at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, with its Museum of Tolerance, are not so tolerant when it comes to Muslim football team names (Dec. 12). Rabbi Abraham Cooper wants people to think that the teams are honoring terrorists by using names such as Intifada. They are not. They are just young Americans who like to play football. Their choices of team names were merely in support of legitimate struggle, not terrorism. The Simon Wiesenthal Center should stop trying to take advantage of these innocent young Americans to further its own political agenda.
BOOKS
October 27, 1985
The Simon Wiesenthal Center, as part of its ongoing research, is attempting to identify individuals who either worked with or were saved through the efforts of William Perl. Dr. (Willie) Perl was one of the chief organizers of the illegal rescue ship operation "Die Aktion" that began in Vienna and eventually spread throughout Europe between 1937 and 1944. From Vienna, Prague, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Danzig, Berlin, Warsaw and other European cities, escaping Jews traveled on trains and riverboats to several ports on the Danube River where they transferred to ocean-going steamers that eventually broke the British blockade of Palestine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1993
Elements of the analyses of an African-American pastor, a Latino priest and an Islamic leader presented in Voices (Nov. 8) about Louis Farrakhan troubled me no less than Farrakhan's well-known views. Says Elder Isaac Patrick, "What he (Farrakhan) says about the historical perspective of the black man in this country is accurate and not censored." Yet this is the same Farrakhan who publishes "The Secret Relationship Between Black and Jews," which promotes the malicious and historic untruth that the Jews played a pivotal role in bringing and enslaving blacks in America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1988
Dan Fisher's otherwise illuminating article on a new Islamic covenant (Part I, Sept. 5), produced by leaders of the intifada in Gaza, failed to delineate the crude anti-Semitic canards that its authors used to justify calls for a holy war to destroy Israel. Wiesenthal Center researchers have independently reviewed the 40-page Hamas declaration. Here are some examples: Clause 28: Informs Palestinians that "Zionists . . . use penetration and espionage (by) Free Masons, Rotary International and Lions Clubs . . . for the sake of Zionism."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1988
The Times accurately reported that the Simon Wiesenthal Center has endorsed the $2-billion plan of Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to demolish refugee camps in Gaza and the West Bank through an internationally funded plan, which over the course of five years would provide the Palestinian Arabs in these camps with decent housing and improved economic conditions (Part I, Feb. 18). It is unfortunate, however, that The Times chose not to give these equally important points any space.
NEWS
September 18, 1999 | CLAUDIA KOLKER and ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The vague profile of Larry Gene Ashbrook, who authorities say killed seven churchgoers, wounded seven more, then killed himself, developed more dimensions Friday, even as this city fought for perspective on the havoc Ashbrook wrought. The man most people first learned of after his Wednesday rampage at Wedgwood Baptist Church called and wrote to newspapers, feared imagined persecutors--and may have mingled with Texas hate groups, people who had met him said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1988
Dan Fisher's otherwise illuminating article on a new Islamic covenant (Part I, Sept. 5), produced by leaders of the intifada in Gaza, failed to delineate the crude anti-Semitic canards that its authors used to justify calls for a holy war to destroy Israel. Wiesenthal Center researchers have independently reviewed the 40-page Hamas declaration. Here are some examples: Clause 28: Informs Palestinians that "Zionists . . . use penetration and espionage (by) Free Masons, Rotary International and Lions Clubs . . . for the sake of Zionism."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1988
The Times accurately reported that the Simon Wiesenthal Center has endorsed the $2-billion plan of Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to demolish refugee camps in Gaza and the West Bank through an internationally funded plan, which over the course of five years would provide the Palestinian Arabs in these camps with decent housing and improved economic conditions (Part I, Feb. 18). It is unfortunate, however, that The Times chose not to give these equally important points any space.
BOOKS
October 27, 1985
The Simon Wiesenthal Center, as part of its ongoing research, is attempting to identify individuals who either worked with or were saved through the efforts of William Perl. Dr. (Willie) Perl was one of the chief organizers of the illegal rescue ship operation "Die Aktion" that began in Vienna and eventually spread throughout Europe between 1937 and 1944. From Vienna, Prague, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Danzig, Berlin, Warsaw and other European cities, escaping Jews traveled on trains and riverboats to several ports on the Danube River where they transferred to ocean-going steamers that eventually broke the British blockade of Palestine.
BOOKS
April 21, 1985
The Simon Wiesenthal Center, as part of its ongoing research, is attempting to identify individuals who may have been helped in pre-World-War-II Austria by Dr. Muriel Gardiner, an American citizen who was studying medicine in Vienna in the 1930s and was involved with the anti-Fascist underground. She used the code name of Mary and offered her apartment as a safe house for individuals opposed to the Nazis. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center, 9760 W. Pico Blvd.
NATIONAL
July 7, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Jewish leaders condemned resolutions passed by the United Church of Christ that called for Israel to dismantle its security fences around Palestinian territories and for companies to use "economic leverage" to promote peace in the Middle East. The measures, passed by the church's rule-making body at its annual meeting in Atlanta, seek to hold Israel to a different moral standard, Rabbi Abraham Cooper said.
WORLD
February 27, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The author of a best-selling comic book series intended to teach children about other countries said he would change a chapter on Jews that has been called anti-Semitic and similar to Nazi propaganda. Lee Won-bok maintained, however, that his depiction of Jewish control of American media and politics was based on fact and "commonly believed." Images from the book "echo classic Nazi canards," Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center said this month.
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