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  • I miss his voice: Remembering Maher Hathout

    January 12, 2015 | 10:24 am

    As a rabbi who ran an interfaith organization, I had the opportunity to build deep relationships in the Muslim-American community.  And because of those relationships and my understanding of what Dr. Maher Hathout meant to that community, I mourn his passing.  He and I had few...

  • The Maher Hathout brouhaha—what’s the end game?

    By Rob Eshman

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Even a resolutely mediocre chess player like me knows it's not enough to have some good opening moves.
    To win, you need an end game.
    That's why this month's protest by some Jewish groups against the selection of a Muslim spokesman for a county human relations prize baffled...
  • Controversial Muslim leader Hathout gets award despite opposition

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    At a meeting that featured catcalls, standing ovations and the ejection of a disruptive audience member, Los Angeles' County Human Relations Commission voted again Monday to give an award to Dr. Maher Hathout, a local Muslim leader whose harsh rhetoric on Israel generated...

  • Maher Hathout—partner for peace or anti-Semite in centrist clothing?

    By Marc Ballon

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    To progressive Jews, he is a partner for peace and a moderate Muslim in a world darkened by Islamic extremism. To conservative Jews, he is a strident anti-Israel critic, perhaps even a closet anti-Semite, masquerading as a centrist.
    Dr. Maher Hathout, like no other local Muslim...