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Tag: Simon Wiesenthal Center
November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm
October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm
View Larger Map Google Earth photo shows the Wiesenthal Center complex, left center, south of Pico Blvd. between Roxbury Dr. and Castello Ave. On left side is the Museum of Tolerance and memorial garden, and on right the Yeshiva of Los Angeles. Owners of adjacent family homes oppose...
June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pmWeiss' Iran Divestment Measure Approved
The Los Angeles City Council this week directed the city's pension fund to stop investing in foreign companies involved in Iran's defense, energy and nuclear industries. The measure, introduced by Councilman Jack Weiss, is part of a rolling...
March 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm
March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pmGenocide.
The word evokes different, powerful references, depending upon who hears it.
For Jews, the primary thought is the Holocaust, officially recognized in the United States as the first genocide.
For Armenians, it refers to mass killings by the Ottomans in Turkey in 1915,...
February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pmHier scolds Carter, and vice versa
Former President Jimmy Carter has implicitly accused the Simon Wiesenthal Center of "falsehood and slander," after the center mailed Carter some 25,000 signed petitions protesting his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."
In a brief but...
February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm'Mud' Wins at Sundance
Two Israeli films taking critical looks at the Jewish state's society and institutions have won major prizes at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival at Park City, Utah.
"Sweet Mud," or "Adama Meshugaat" in Hebrew, a top-grossing film in Israel, follows a...
January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm
November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pmIsrael's recent war with Hezbollah resulted in a new wave of anti-Semitic incidents in Europe -- almost all in Western Europe, a new report finds.
The European Jewish Congress' (EJC) 53-page report, presented Sunday at a World Jewish Congress meeting in Paris, reveals that the...
February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm
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July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Possible Terror List Contains Israeli Consulate, 2 Temples
FBI counterterrorism agents are investigating whether two American Muslim converts planned to attack the Israeli consulate general, two synagogues and other targets in Los Angeles.
Yariv Ovadia, Israeli consul for public...
May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Kudos to Koss
More than 1,200 people gathered at the Century Plaza Hotel on April 25 to honor Michael Koss, president of Koss Financial Corp., one of Los Angeles' top commercial real estate financing groups. The event, hosted by The Federation's Real Estate and Construction...
May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm
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December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Wiesenthal Delegation Asks Pope to Condemn Terror
In a 40-minute private audience Monday, Dec. 1 with Pope John Paul II, a Simon Wiesenthal Center delegation appealed to the pontiff to condemn suicide bombings and international terrorism as "crimes against God and crimes...
December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm
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April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Henry Bean can barely contain his anger when he talks about the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
He blames the center, and particularly its associate dean, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, for spoiling a likely deal with Paramount Classics to distribute his prize-winning film "The Believer."
January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm
Dear President Clinton:
This is the first time I have written a letter of this kind, but I felt it was time to express my feelings on paper.
I moved from Los Angeles to Jerusalem about 18 months ago. I consider myself middle-of-the-road when it comes to politics, and I believe...
December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm
There's enough work to go around for everyone in teaching tolerance and diversity to law enforcement in California, according to the Anti-Defamation League and the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
The ADL's A World of Difference program, which targets law enforcement personnel, among...
September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm
May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pmSome Catholic and Jewish leaders are denouncing a campaign by Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center against elevating wartime Pope Pius XII to sainthood.
Describing Pius XII as "the pope of the Holocaust," the center's founder and dean charged last week that throughout...
April 1, 1999 | 7:00 pmThe growth of hate sites on the World Wide Web is staggering, according to a report by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
On April 19, 1995, the day a truck bomb leveled the Oklahoma City federal building, there was only one Web hate site, run by the Ku Klux Klan. A year ago, there were 600...
November 26, 1998 | 7:00 pmA curious thing happened in the pages of The Jewish Journal the week of Nov. 20. During a period when a host of issues of major importance to the American Jewish community were occuring that commanded front page attention elsewhere, The Journal chose to devote the cover story and an...
November 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm"A Dream No More," an ambitious documentary on Israel's first 50 years, intended originally as a highlight of the nation's anniversary jubilee, is, indeed, a dream no more. Nearly completed, the film has been permanently shelved by the producing Simon Wiesenthal Center, to the...
September 24, 1998 | 8:00 pmWhen Rabbi Marvin Hier arrived in Los Angeles on July 4, 1977, to inspect the sizable building he had purchased on unfashionable Pico Boulevard, it was one of the few times in his life that he was genuinely scared.
"The place had been stripped of all light fixtures," he recalls. "We...
July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pm
Fugard at the Museum of Tolerance
By Naomi Pfefferman, Senior Writer
If you missed Athol Fugard's "Valley Song" at the Taper, here's a chance to see two plays by the pre-eminent South African playwright at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance.
(The plays are reprises of...