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Tag: Hate Crime
February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm
Letter from France: Battle against anti-Semitism enters new phase with increased legal action and harsher penalties
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August 11, 2005 | 8:00 pm
In late fall of 1999, I wrote a short story, "Summertime," which I eventually included in my collection, "Assumption and Other
Stories" (Bilingual Press, 2003).
When the book reviews started coming in, most noted that particular story's unsettling premise. But what fascinated me...
February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm
State Breaks Down Palestinian Budget
The State Department published a breakdown of how it intends to disburse $390 million in aid to the Palestinians. Water infrastructure, at $14 million, gets the biggest chunk of $40 million in "available funds" – money already approved by...
April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm
As some 20 teens beat 18-year-old Rashid Alam with golf clubs and baseball bats in Yorba Linda on Feb. 22, they allegedly yelled "White Power!" The attack, which Alam's friends said was unprovoked, left the recent high school graduate hospitalized with a fractured jaw and broken...
August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm
August 10, 1999. It was a day that will never be forgotten. One man was killed. Five people - including three children - were badly injured. Six innocent human beings became targets of a gutless killer's hatred, and when that happened, an entire community was shaken to its core. What...
November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pmIn the just-the-facts world of the Los Angeles Police Department, rocks and other objects thrown through stained glass windows at the David Familian Chapel last February were categorized as acts of vandalism motivated by hate.
But for the Adat Ari El congregation in Valley Village,...
September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pmImagine the shock Temple Knesset Israel members felt when they came to Shabbat services five weeks ago and found scrawled on their wall, "Jews die" and a swastika. The Los Feliz congregation is largely elderly; many are Holocaust survivors.
A shock of a different sort awaited them...
September 2, 1999 | 8:00 pm
A judge entered an innocent plea for Buford O. Furrow Jr. at the white supremacist's arraignment in federal court Monday.
Furrow has allegedly confessed to killing U.S. postal worker Joseph Ileto and to a shooting spree at the North Valley Jewish Community Center, in which five...
August 26, 1999 | 8:00 pm
The week of Aug. 10 was a horrifying and difficult one for our Jewish community. The unexpected attack on the North Valley Jewish Community Center, an important link in the system of communal services provided by the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles has, we are certain, left all of...
August 12, 1999 | 8:00 pmWhen I was a junior in college, I spent the year in Jerusalem, studying at the Hebrew University. That year in Israel, more than any other single experience, determined the direction my life would take. I found myself taking every Judaic studies class I could, and I loved them so...
August 12, 1999 | 7:59 pmThe fresh-faced teenager looks like the girl next door until she displays her swastika tattoo in an episode of "The Teen Files," which continues this week on UPN. "I think the Holocaust was a good thing," she says, serenely. "[Hitler] probably should have done more."
But by the end...
June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pmI'm sure that most of you have heard about how three synagogues in my hometown of Sacramento were firebombed early Friday morning. And perhaps you have heard about the pain that so many Jews around the country are feeling. And, of course, these feelings run even deeper among those of...
August 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm
Vandals Attack Temple Solael
Valley Hate Crimes on the Rise
By Wendy Madnick, Valley Editor
In the latest in a spate of anti-Semitic incidents in the San Fernando and Conejo valleys, vandals...