On April 1, Los Angeles County children's social worker Jules Weingart sent the Los Angeles Times a letter protesting its predilection for calling Palestinian suicide-bombers "militants." As a courtesy, Weingart attached a list of normative definitions of the terms "militant,"...
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May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm
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In the days following the attacks, domestically based extreme-right organizations struggled to formulate a position that balanced their ostensible nativism with an otherwise tailor-made opportunity to lash out at Jews and U.S. support for Israel. Typical of their commentary:
October 18, 2001 | 8:00 pm
September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm
The media war over Israel, running hot and heavy in the months before Sept. 11, took a dangerous turn following the tragic terrorists attack on America.
In the hours and days following the attack, sources cited by American print and electronic media, and American media itself,...
August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Just when you thought things in Israel couldn't possibly get worse, a new novel comes along to prove that you don't know the half of it.
"Martyrs' Crossing" (Simon & Schuster, $24), by The New Yorker's former Jerusalem correspondent Amy Wilentz, tells the story of a Palestinian...
August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm
August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm
July 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm
So whaddaya know? The election is over, we've got a new mayor, and no sign yet of the apocalypse the other candidates promised would befall this city, no matter who won. Newly minted 9th District Councilwoman Jan Perry knew it was a new day when, shortly after her own election, Jim...
May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm
May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Shortly before or perhaps just after World War II, actor Kirk Douglas asked Dorothy Buffum Chandler why the Los Angeles Times seemed to pander so wantonly to the anti-Semitism then still rampant among many of the city's more refined elites.
"Why, darling?" cooed the doyenne of the...
April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm
April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Just when we thought it was safe to proclaim the mayoral campaign free from the kind of race-baiting that has tainted previous runs for City Hall, we get this bogus automated telephone message, falsely attributed to Republican candidate Steve Soboroff, attesting to his supposed...
April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Aping the famous Army recruitment commercials, the mayoral candidates have all urged Los Angeles to "be all you can be." But City Attorney James Hahn, ostensibly the one shoo-in for the run-off election in June, has come up with a novel approach to realizing his own mayoral...
March 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm
State Controller Kathleen Connell comes to the race for mayor with a bit of a reputation as an ice queen. Debating her opponents, she is long on specifics and short on most of the kinds of schmaltz the other candidates like to interject into the mix. With piercing eyes,...
March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm
This is the third in Sheldon Teitelbaum's series of interviews with the leading mayoral candidates.
Trust current mayoral candidate and State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Antonio Villaraigosa to come up with a uniquely strategic location for his storefront headquarters. True, as the...
March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm
March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm
March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm
He says he's 61, but you wouldn't know it either to look at him or the paper-shrouded desk in his downtown office. After half a life crusading, his batteries retain their charge even as his office space threatens to succumb to the ever-encroaching mudslide of municipal files. I am...
February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm
February 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm
We've elected an "Education President." Now, get ready to choose the "Education Mayor."
That seemed to be the prospect facing a packed chapel of some 300 souls braving one of the winter's worst storms this week to attend Debate No. 40-something by five of the city's six leading...
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