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April 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
In his most direct anti-Semitic statements yet, Russian ultranationalist Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky on Wednesday blamed Jews for starting World War II and provoking the Holocaust. "The essence of the conflict around the Jewish people is that when their number grows too much in some country, war breaks out there," said Zhirinovsky, who leads the third-largest faction in the Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament. "That happened in Germany . . .
March 23, 1999 | GREG MILLER
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is scheduled to release a report today that shows a sharp rise in the number of Internet sites that promote racial violence, anti-Semitism and other categories of hate speech. The report lists the addresses of 1,426 sites, more than double the number documented in the center's initial study in December 1997. The report, compiled by researchers at Jewish human rights organization, is designed primarily as a tool for law enforcement and educators.
November 10, 1999
Representatives from insurance companies that owe restitution for unpaid claims of Holocaust survivors must appear at a state hearing in Los Angeles on Dec. 1 to determine if they are prepared to comply with the Holocaust Registry law, state insurance commissioner Chuck Quackenbush said Tuesday.
August 2, 2001 | Henry Weinstein
Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) and several other members of Congress introduced legislation Wednesday to require all insurance companies operating in the United States to disclose the names on policies written in Europe during the Holocaust era, 1933 to 1945. The bill calls for a Holocaust insurance registry to be established at the National Archives in Washington. "The Nazis never issued death certificates, and most policy deeds were lost or destroyed," said Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-N.Y.
November 9, 1991
I am writing in response to Rabbi Abraham Cooper's call for a retail-chain boycott of Ice Cube's new record, "Death Certificate" ("Wiesenthal Center Denounces Ice Cube's Album," Calendar, Nov. 2): While the Simon Wiesenthal Center is wasting its time and energy hunting down an important black artist, they stand by silently while America elects the likes of David Duke. Where has the Wiesenthal Center been the last 12 years when the real enemies of freedom have been undermining the civil rights of all Americans?
September 15, 1986
The tragedy of the worshiping Jews killed in the synagogue in Istanbul will only be worsened if put into a context of a never-ending series of retaliations. Those interested in a lessening of anti-Israeli tensions and peace in the Middle East (and elsewhere) should not let the statements made by some mourners at the Simon Wiesenthal Center go unanswered. Rabbi Abraham Cooper calls on the Turkish government to close the offices of the Palestine Liberation Organization in that country.
March 7, 1992 | SHERRY JOE
The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Friday urged the Conejo Valley Unified School District to expand lessons about the Holocaust in its curriculum after a fifth-grader dressed up as Adolf Hitler and delivered a speech about the Nazi dictator's life. In a letter to Assistant Supt. Richard Simpson, Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Los Angeles-based institute for Holocaust studies offered to provide the district with videotapes, posters and speakers on the Holocaust.
June 27, 1996
The West Los Angeles Jewish community has joined the hunt for those responsible for the recent rash of church burnings across the nation. "An attack against a church is an attack against us, our synagogues, our places of worship," Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said Wednesday.
August 2, 1993
Publications in free societies almost always try, as a matter of policy, to publish the widest possible range of material--and to allow their advertisers, within limits, the widest possible berth. As an official of the distinguished Japanese financial newspaper Nihon Keizai recently put it, "We don't make any judgments on ideology, opinion, thought and beliefs in advertisements."
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