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August 30, 1990 | GARRY ABRAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait early this month, Tahseen Basheer hasn't needed an alarm clock. The longtime, well-connected spokesman for the Egyptian perspective in Middle Eastern affairs has gotten plenty of wake-up calls from the global media, eager for his insights into the latest developments in the Persian Gulf crisis. "At 5 a.m., the Japanese and Australian networks start calling," he explained. "In the (later) morning and afternoon, it's the Egyptian and European press.
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December 5, 2008 | Jane Ciabattari
Steven Rinella's fascination with buffalo began in the late 1990s when he unearthed a buffalo skull while hiking in the Madison Range in southwest Montana. A Michigan native who grew up hunting deer and honed his skills in the Upper Peninsula, this guy is a serious hunter, not unlike the Montanans I've known who hunt deer, elk and moose for food, not trophies, and who think the most ethical and sporting way to go after a bear is with a bow and arrow.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2008 | Jane Ciabattari
Steven Rinella's fascination with buffalo began in the late 1990s when he unearthed a buffalo skull while hiking in the Madison Range in southwest Montana. A Michigan native who grew up hunting deer and honed his skills in the Upper Peninsula, this guy is a serious hunter, not unlike the Montanans I've known who hunt deer, elk and moose for food, not trophies, and who think the most ethical and sporting way to go after a bear is with a bow and arrow.
NEWS
August 30, 1990 | GARRY ABRAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait early this month, Tahseen Basheer hasn't needed an alarm clock. The longtime, well-connected spokesman for the Egyptian perspective in Middle Eastern affairs has gotten plenty of wake-up calls from the global media, eager for his insights into the latest developments in the Persian Gulf crisis. "At 5 a.m., the Japanese and Australian networks start calling," he explained. "In the (later) morning and afternoon, it's the Egyptian and European press.
OPINION
December 18, 2003
In his defense of U.S. government-sponsored Radio Sawa (Commentary, Dec. 9), Steven Spiegel criticizes a credible report on U.S. public diplomacy for the Arab/Muslim world. The report examines the United States' negative image and makes recommendations that take the region's people seriously and that could contribute to understanding and mutual respect. It acknowledges "that much of the resentment toward America stems from real conflicts and displeasure with policies, including those involving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Iraq."
NEWS
February 7, 1991
"Many Americans seem to assume that if the war turns out disastrously for Iraq, an Iraqi general or colonel will remove Saddam Hussein from power. That would certainly resolve America's dilemma concerning whether to go after Hussein. Yet there is little precedent for such behavior in the Arab world. Libya's Moammar Kadafi, Syria's Assad and the PLO's Yasser Arafat have all pursued fiendish, disastrous policies. None has been ousted. . . . Egypt's Anwar Sadat was the great peacemaker with Israel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1997
Terrorism should be condemned by all means everywhere. When an operation against international terrorism is successful, everyone is satisfied; however, when it fails, the criticism works overtime. Therefore, "Bunglers Take Israel Backward" (editorial, Oct. 7) blames Israel for the failed Mossad operation against the Hamas terrorist in Jordan. The editorial does not blame Jordan's King Hussein for hosting terrorists in his own backyard, nor does it condemn militant Hamas terrorists for breaking the peace process and the legitimate rights of human beings to live peacefully in Israel.
OPINION
February 25, 1990
I agree with Prof. Steven Spiegel's assessment of the critical situation of Jews in the Soviet Union (Op-Ed Page, Feb. 5). I receive, almost on a daily basis, anti-Semitic leaflets that are distributed in the Soviet Union calling for pogroms and the "cleansing of Mother Russia from the Jewish peril." The population is being informed that May 5 has been designated as the day for a major pogrom in Moscow and May 15 in Leningrad. Letters and phone calls from Soviet Jews speak of panic and a mood of despair; there is a feeling that the question is no longer whether Jews will be killed, but rather when.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1990
Steven L. Spiegel reveals a frightening scenario evolving in the Middle East in his column "Lethal Threat Beyond Quick Fixes" (Commentary, June 22). His revelation of chemical and biological weapons proliferation in terrorist states, bought with oil moneys, makes one wonder if our paying those moneys to them is really worth protecting our pristine view over our own oil-laden seas. For the overall ozone layer, there can be no comparison. They care nothing about production pollution of the air. And as for the shipping of their oil to us, we have now seen that shipping oil is far more disastrous to our seas than our own production of it ever was. Millions of gallons spill from oil tanker accidents each week, as against the one Santa Barbara oil-rig spill over a decade ago that caused the increase in the tanker traffic that has decimated our seas, shores and fish populations.
BOOKS
July 12, 1987
Steven L. Spiegel's review of Edward Tivnan's "The Lobby: Jewish Political Power and America's Foreign Policy" (The Book Review, May 31) seems quite biased. In faulting the book for, among other things, relying on interviews "with either Israeli critics or prominent American Jewish dissenters," Spiegel is not challenging the factual content of the interviews, but dismissing them with labels. He similarly dismisses out-of-hand an anecdote recounted in the book because its source is former Sen. James Abourezk, "who has since become heavily engaged in Arab-American political activities," implying that Abourezk is thus automatically and universally suspect.
OPINION
July 12, 2007
Re "Sanctions with sense," editorial, July 9 Your editorial is fundamentally correct that toughened sanctions are a more effective way to deal with Iran than military force, a policy enumerated in legislation being considered by Congress. You are also correct that the proposed bills err by mixing terrorism and the nuclear issue and by singling out Russia for punishment because of its Iran policy.
NEWS
November 8, 1995 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
For now, Los Angeles' politically splintered Jewish community is as one in the aftermath of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The differences that have erupted in the past over the quest for peace in the Holy Land seemed to dissipate in the candlelight of Monday's vigil for the fallen leader. But flickering shadows of apprehension remain.
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