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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1991
How can the world ask Israel to bargain in good faith with countries like Syria and Jordan that voted against repealing the virulently racist "Zionism is racism" resolution? Hopefully, the world will realize what Israel has come to know about the Arabs throughout the years: Actions speak louder than words! SETH SWIRSKY Los Angeles
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OPINION
December 8, 2012
Several readers responded to Venice resident Gary Dalin's Dec. 5 letter to the editor defending Israel for withholding Palestinian tax revenue. Dalin wrote: "Despite the fact that the charters for the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas call for the destruction of Israel, out of its humanitarian nature Israel provides their power, water, currency, ports and many other vital services. The only service now being withheld is Israel's no-interest lending. " Here is a selection of the responses: Its supply of crucial services lies not in Israeli generosity but in its malevolence toward Palestine.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2008 | Matea Gold
Nearly three years after his first trip there, ABC's Bob Woodruff returned to North Korea this week to report on the historic concert the New York Philharmonic is set to perform in Pyongyang on Tuesday. The concert will be the first performance in North Korea by an American orchestra. Woodruff will begin reporting live from North Korea today on various ABC newscasts. He plans to remain in the country through next week, contributing reporting to PBS' coverage of the concert and covering North Korea's ongoing denuclearization process.
WORLD
March 26, 2012 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Um Eddine shudders as she describes the icy night she and her four children reached the barbed-wire fence that marks the border between her native Syria and Jordan. She pushed her two youngest children through and continued to run, hoping that the ordeal of leaving her troubled homeland, where her husband had been jailed for protesting against President Bashar Assad, was almost over. But she soon noticed that her eldest two children, ages 6 and 7, were no longer behind her. She suppressed a mother's urge to call out for them in the dark, remembering the family had been warned against making noise during their escape, lest they alert government snipers hiding in the hills who would open fire at any cracking branch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1989
Casey Kasem insists on razor-sharp distinctions in his letter of Aug. 9. He calls it a lie that Egypt began hostilities to open the 1967 war, when, in fact, Israel struck first, even if pre-emptively. Nonsense, Casey! Egypt did more than saber-rattling; she struck the first blow--and also the second. She opened the hostilities by closing the Straits of Tiran to Israel. International law dictates that closing an international waterway to any nation is a declaration of war. Furthermore, in doing so, Egypt violated the terms of her own pact as made with Israel following the 1956 Sinai war, namely, never to block the waterway.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2005
IT was an amazing feat to attempt to justify or explain that humiliation and a desire to restore family honor can cause one to want to murder innocent victims ["Killers Rendered in Shades of Gray," Oct. 30]. Explaining why such a clearly evil act should be moved from evil into the gray area requires a revision of our moral and legal standards. Neither the film "Paradise Now" nor Rachel Abramowitz discusses suicide bombings in proper historical perspective. The single and only reason for Israeli presence in the West Bank (Gaza is now under Palestinian control)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1990
Allan Gerson ("Real Terror Is a PLO-Run State," Commentary, July 11) correctly points out that Palestine Liberation Organization terrorism, although a long-term problem, is not the main negotiating issue between Israel and the Arabs. The immediate policy problem is whether the United States and Egypt still support the Camp David Treaty of 1979 and United Nations Resolution 242. What is the major obstacle to peace in the Middle East? Stripping the dissimulating facades of both sides, the Arabs believe that Israel's insistence on continued existence as a Jewish state is the main obstacle to peace.
WORLD
March 26, 2012 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Um Eddine shudders as she describes the icy night she and her four children reached the barbed-wire fence that marks the border between her native Syria and Jordan. She pushed her two youngest children through and continued to run, hoping that the ordeal of leaving her troubled homeland, where her husband had been jailed for protesting against President Bashar Assad, was almost over. But she soon noticed that her eldest two children, ages 6 and 7, were no longer behind her. She suppressed a mother's urge to call out for them in the dark, remembering the family had been warned against making noise during their escape, lest they alert government snipers hiding in the hills who would open fire at any cracking branch.
OPINION
December 8, 2012
Several readers responded to Venice resident Gary Dalin's Dec. 5 letter to the editor defending Israel for withholding Palestinian tax revenue. Dalin wrote: "Despite the fact that the charters for the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas call for the destruction of Israel, out of its humanitarian nature Israel provides their power, water, currency, ports and many other vital services. The only service now being withheld is Israel's no-interest lending. " Here is a selection of the responses: Its supply of crucial services lies not in Israeli generosity but in its malevolence toward Palestine.
NEWS
December 30, 1985 | United Press International
Syrian President Hafez Assad opened talks today with Jordan's King Hussein, crowning Saudi Arabia's efforts to end a 6-year-old rift between the two nations, Damascus radio said. The two leaders, accompanied by Syrian Prime Minister Abdel-Raouf Kasm and his Jordanian counterpart, Zaid Rifai, began their discussions on Middle East developments at the Guest Palace in Damascus, the Syrian capital.
OPINION
November 15, 2011
Syria has been the outlier in the Arab Spring, with President Bashar Assad holding on to power while other autocrats in the region have been ousted — or worse — one after another. But now that the reforms he promised have failed to materialize, Assad is losing the support of other Arab leaders. That development doesn't guarantee that he will step aside, but it makes it more likely. And it vindicates the case for Western sanctions. Over the weekend, the Arab League suspended Syria's membership in the organization, two weeks after a delegation from the group reached an agreement with Assad.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2008 | Matea Gold
Nearly three years after his first trip there, ABC's Bob Woodruff returned to North Korea this week to report on the historic concert the New York Philharmonic is set to perform in Pyongyang on Tuesday. The concert will be the first performance in North Korea by an American orchestra. Woodruff will begin reporting live from North Korea today on various ABC newscasts. He plans to remain in the country through next week, contributing reporting to PBS' coverage of the concert and covering North Korea's ongoing denuclearization process.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2005
IT was an amazing feat to attempt to justify or explain that humiliation and a desire to restore family honor can cause one to want to murder innocent victims ["Killers Rendered in Shades of Gray," Oct. 30]. Explaining why such a clearly evil act should be moved from evil into the gray area requires a revision of our moral and legal standards. Neither the film "Paradise Now" nor Rachel Abramowitz discusses suicide bombings in proper historical perspective. The single and only reason for Israeli presence in the West Bank (Gaza is now under Palestinian control)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1991
How can the world ask Israel to bargain in good faith with countries like Syria and Jordan that voted against repealing the virulently racist "Zionism is racism" resolution? Hopefully, the world will realize what Israel has come to know about the Arabs throughout the years: Actions speak louder than words! SETH SWIRSKY Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1990
Allan Gerson ("Real Terror Is a PLO-Run State," Commentary, July 11) correctly points out that Palestine Liberation Organization terrorism, although a long-term problem, is not the main negotiating issue between Israel and the Arabs. The immediate policy problem is whether the United States and Egypt still support the Camp David Treaty of 1979 and United Nations Resolution 242. What is the major obstacle to peace in the Middle East? Stripping the dissimulating facades of both sides, the Arabs believe that Israel's insistence on continued existence as a Jewish state is the main obstacle to peace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1989
Casey Kasem insists on razor-sharp distinctions in his letter of Aug. 9. He calls it a lie that Egypt began hostilities to open the 1967 war, when, in fact, Israel struck first, even if pre-emptively. Nonsense, Casey! Egypt did more than saber-rattling; she struck the first blow--and also the second. She opened the hostilities by closing the Straits of Tiran to Israel. International law dictates that closing an international waterway to any nation is a declaration of war. Furthermore, in doing so, Egypt violated the terms of her own pact as made with Israel following the 1956 Sinai war, namely, never to block the waterway.
OPINION
November 15, 2011
Syria has been the outlier in the Arab Spring, with President Bashar Assad holding on to power while other autocrats in the region have been ousted — or worse — one after another. But now that the reforms he promised have failed to materialize, Assad is losing the support of other Arab leaders. That development doesn't guarantee that he will step aside, but it makes it more likely. And it vindicates the case for Western sanctions. Over the weekend, the Arab League suspended Syria's membership in the organization, two weeks after a delegation from the group reached an agreement with Assad.
WORLD
February 5, 2011 | By Alexandra Sandels, Los Angeles Times
An Egyptian pipeline providing gas to Jordan was attacked and set ablaze Saturday near the northern Sinai town of El Arish, media reports said, disrupting gas flow and sending a stern warning to Israel and the world about the volatility of the political upheaval in Egypt. Other reports said the terminal also provided gas to Israel and Syria. An unnamed official told Agence France Presse that the attackers used explosives against the pipeline and that the blast had forced authorities to turn off gas supply from a twin pipeline to Israel, located near the Gaza strip.
NEWS
December 30, 1985 | United Press International
Syrian President Hafez Assad opened talks today with Jordan's King Hussein, crowning Saudi Arabia's efforts to end a 6-year-old rift between the two nations, Damascus radio said. The two leaders, accompanied by Syrian Prime Minister Abdel-Raouf Kasm and his Jordanian counterpart, Zaid Rifai, began their discussions on Middle East developments at the Guest Palace in Damascus, the Syrian capital.
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