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June 7, 1988 | United Press International
Israel's national airline rejected a business deal Monday to transport live pigs as cargo, saying pork has no place on its planes. "We don't put pork in the bellies of our passengers, and we aren't going to put pork in the bellies of our planes, either," said Nachum Klienman, a spokesman for El Al Airlines. Because of its large Jewish clientele, the airline serves only kosher food. Jews are forbidden by religious law to eat pork. An unidentified U.S.
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June 6, 2010 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Learning hard lessons from Monday's deadly raid of a pro-Palestinian aid flotilla, Israel's navy Saturday seized without incident a second protest vessel trying to reach the shores of the Gaza Strip. But even as Israel succeeded in preventing the boats from reaching their destination, it was struggling in the larger battle of defending its controversial blockade of Gaza to the outside world. Israel's handling of the high-seas interception Monday that left nine activists dead continued to reverberate.
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May 4, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Three shiploads of Christian refugees who fled the fighting in southern Lebanon last month set sail for Beirut on Friday in an exodus arranged by Israel and the Lebanese Forces, the primary Christian militia in Lebanon. The 800 refugees were among thousands who fled the Kharoub region north of Sidon when Muslim fighters and their Druze allies captured that area from their Christian foes.
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April 30, 2002 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Southern California engineer who fled the country in 1985 after being indicted on charges of selling Israel electronic devices that can be used to fire nuclear weapons was sentenced Monday to 40 months in federal prison. Richard Kelly Smyth, now 72 and in frail health, was discovered living in southern Spain last year. He was arrested by local police and extradited to the United States. He pleaded guilty in December to violating the U.S.
WORLD
June 6, 2010 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Learning hard lessons from Monday's deadly raid of a pro-Palestinian aid flotilla, Israel's navy Saturday seized without incident a second protest vessel trying to reach the shores of the Gaza Strip. But even as Israel succeeded in preventing the boats from reaching their destination, it was struggling in the larger battle of defending its controversial blockade of Gaza to the outside world. Israel's handling of the high-seas interception Monday that left nine activists dead continued to reverberate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2002 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Southern California engineer who fled the country in 1985 after being indicted on charges of selling Israel electronic devices that can be used to fire nuclear weapons was sentenced Monday to 40 months in federal prison. Richard Kelly Smyth, now 72 and in frail health, was discovered living in southern Spain last year. He was arrested by local police and extradited to the United States. He pleaded guilty in December to violating the U.S.
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May 16, 1985 | BILL FARR, Times Staff Writer
The owner of a small Huntington Beach electronics firm was indicted today by a Los Angeles federal grand jury on charges of illegally shipping to Israel sophisticated timing devices that can be used to trigger nuclear bombs. Richard K. Smyth, 55, who operates Milco International Inc., was charged on 15 counts of violating the U.S. Arms Export Control Act and another 15 counts of making false statements to disguise the shipments.
BUSINESS
June 7, 1988 | United Press International
Israel's national airline rejected a business deal Monday to transport live pigs as cargo, saying pork has no place on its planes. "We don't put pork in the bellies of our passengers, and we aren't going to put pork in the bellies of our planes, either," said Nachum Klienman, a spokesman for El Al Airlines. Because of its large Jewish clientele, the airline serves only kosher food. Jews are forbidden by religious law to eat pork. An unidentified U.S.
NEWS
May 4, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Three shiploads of Christian refugees who fled the fighting in southern Lebanon last month set sail for Beirut on Friday in an exodus arranged by Israel and the Lebanese Forces, the primary Christian militia in Lebanon. The 800 refugees were among thousands who fled the Kharoub region north of Sidon when Muslim fighters and their Druze allies captured that area from their Christian foes.
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