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August 30, 1997 | From Times wire reports
Famed Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal has called on Jews to moderate their criticism of Switzerland for not being forthright about the role of Swiss banks in handling Nazi assets and Jewish accounts. "The whole of Switzerland, all Swiss must not be held responsible for possible wrongdoing," he said. "Guilt is individual, not collective. That should be known on the side of the Jews, because we have been dealt with collectively for 2,000 years."
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August 30, 1997 | From Times wire reports
Famed Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal has called on Jews to moderate their criticism of Switzerland for not being forthright about the role of Swiss banks in handling Nazi assets and Jewish accounts. "The whole of Switzerland, all Swiss must not be held responsible for possible wrongdoing," he said. "Guilt is individual, not collective. That should be known on the side of the Jews, because we have been dealt with collectively for 2,000 years."
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November 1, 1991 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Stop the Music: The Simon Weisenthal Center on Thursday called on record stores to refuse to sell rapper Ice Cube's just released Priority album, "Death Certificate," which the center characterizes as anti-Semitic and anti-Korean. The center said it was time "to draw the line when murder and racism are openly promoted by a prominent artist."
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April 18, 1988 | CHRIS PASLES, Times Staff Writer
A survivor of the Nazi death camps, Shony Alex Braun has more than the ordinary person's right to try composing a "Symphony of the Holocaust." But all the commitment and integrity he brought to this monumental subject could not obscure the fact that he was defeated by it as surely as it would defeat the greatest composers.
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January 15, 1994
Two young skinheads who plotted to ignite a race war in Southern California will now spend years in federal prison. Christopher David Fisher, 20, and Carl Daniel Boese, 17, pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges stemming from a federal investigation of their racist and violent activities. U.S. District Judge William Matthew Byrne Jr. refused to coddle them. He sentenced Fisher, a leader of the Fourth Reich Skinheads, to eight years and Boese to nearly five years.
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October 28, 1988 | From Associated Press
President Reagan, declaring that his Administration is ending at "a portentous time" in East-West affairs, called on his successor today to continue support of Nicaraguan Contra rebels, aggressively pursue "Star Wars" defense technology and maintain U.S. military strength. In a speech to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, Reagan also said the new Administration should continue negotiations for arms reductions and "be unafraid to point out the moral wrong of those who would repress liberty."
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April 21, 1995 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ben Sidran, the award-winning pianist-composer-author who wrote the score to the highly regarded documentary "Hoop Dreams," knew there had been countless versions of Christian spiritual pieces by jazz musicians. But not much was available on Hebrew music. ". . . No one had approached Hebrew liturgical music, which is, in a way, like Jewish gospel music," Sidran says. "It serves the Jewish community the same way that gospel serves the black community." So Sidran, who appears Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
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May 2, 1996 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maurice "Mickey" Weiss, wholesale produce dealer and philanthropist who founded the Charitable Distribution Facility to supply discarded but usable food to kitchens that feed the hungry, died Wednesday. He was 81. Weiss, sometimes called the "mushroom king" for making the item readily available in the Los Angeles area, died of cancer at his West Los Angeles home.
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June 16, 1990 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Saudis come to town, they do it, well, like the Saudis: - A massive weeknight fireworks display off Marina del Rey, one which took residents by surprise, flooding police phone lines with calls of concern that a gang war had broken out in Venice. - A gala black-tie reception--heavy on shrimp, crab and shish kebab--hosted by seven Saudi princes, including the Middle East kingdom's ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin Sultan.
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February 8, 1999 | ANTONIO OLIVO and DARRYL FEARS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Whether his death Sunday was greeted with the sagging grief one feels at the loss of a friend or the cool detachment reserved for a political foe, there was little denying King Hussein's soft-spoken charisma. "He was a king of the heart instead of just a king of his land," said Yousef Elia-Haddad, a Jordanian American who wept with hundreds of others inside his North Hollywood mosque hours after learning that Jordan's king had succumbed to cancer. "He taught us all humility," Elia-Haddad said.
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March 25, 1995 | MACK REED and STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Under drum-tight security, Jordan's King Hussein I swept into Simi Valley on Friday to receive the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award for his role in last year's groundbreaking Middle East peace accord. Flanked by bodyguards, Hussein and his wife, Queen Noor, took the stage with former First Lady Nancy Reagan amid vigorous applause and a flurry of camera flashes. After being welcomed by former U. S.
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