June 22, 1985 |
In his most extensive public remarks on the incident to date, Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres said Friday that he understands the TWA hijacking was planned more than a month ago. He said the hijacking is making it more difficult to release the 760 or so mostly Shia Muslim prisoners held in northern Israel, because Israel must be concerned "not to give the impression of a general surrender to hijackers."
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April 25, 1998 |
As the crack team from El Camino Real High School competes this weekend at the U.S. Academic Decathlon, a West Hills synagogue is prepping six youngsters on Genesis, Psalms and other texts in hopes of winning honors for the ninth straight year at the National Bible Contest. Shomrei Torah Synagogue's entries have taken 11 of 16 possible national titles since 1990 in the competition in New York City sponsored by World Zionist Organization. The U.S.
January 11, 1985 |
Israel's two largest political blocs have agreed to set up six new West Bank settlements by this fall. They would be the first to be built under the national unity government that took office four months ago. The decision, announced Thursday, was made Wednesday night by officials named by the Cabinet to consider new settlements. Formal approval by the full Cabinet is considered certain.
January 27, 1991 |
Charles Kraus, better known to children as Charles the Clown, is celebrating 20 years of performing for audiences in the Los Angeles area. Over the years, the West Los Angeles resident has appeared at recreation centers, department stores, hospitals and birthday parties in his big shoes, striped tie, checked trousers and painted face. As a youth, Kraus worked as a junior magician and entertained children and their families. In 1970, he arrived in Los Angeles and got into the clowning business.
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May 11, 1998 |
A 12-year-old Winnetka girl tied for first place in her age group Sunday at the National Bible Contest in New York City, giving a well-versed synagogue team from West Hills its 11th national winner in nine years at the Jewish biblical competition. "I can't believe it," said Hasti Sanandajifar, who tied a Cleveland girl for first in the English-language contest for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. "I was trying for first, but I didn't think I'd get it," Hasti said in a telephone interview.
June 10, 1990 |
At 93, Rose Calvert keeps a pace that would be the envy of even the most aerobics-crazy, bran-muffin eating Baby Boomer. Among other activities, Culver City's 1990 "Senior Citizen of the Year" spends each weekday at the city's senior center, sorting stamps as a fund-raiser for the blind, playing bingo, singing in the choir and serving on the center's board of directors.
January 31, 1991 |
On the day the war began, Sharon Mandel, a registered nurse from West Los Angeles, decided to volunteer to go to Israel and help out any way she could. "I'm Jewish," Mandel said Wednesday, explaining her decision. "I'm not a religious person. I don't speak Hebrew very well. But I just have very strong feelings toward the state of Israel. It hit me right away that Israel might really be drawn in to this, and I didn't want to be sitting over here on the sidelines."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2002 |
After German troops rolled into the central Lithuania city of Kovno in June 1941, 30,000 of the city's 37,000 Jews who hadn't escaped or been killed were herded into a ghetto. For the next three years, Nazi edicts ruled their lives--and their deaths. "From now on, the Germans declare that any pregnant woman will be killed on the spot," read one edict. "Jews must pull all wagons themselves, including funeral hearses," read another.
January 20, 1987 |
The taxi driver exploded at the mere mention of former Bank Leumi Chairman Ernest Japhet's name on the car radio. "May he burn in hell!" the driver cursed, spitting toward the dashboard. "Where I come from, in Iraq, they would have hanged him! It's not that I like the Arabs. Of course, I hate the Arabs. As far as I'm concerned, it would be better if they were all eliminated. But at least they know the meaning of honor--and revenge."