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Times Staff WriterWHEN the towers came down on Sept. 11, Stephen Gaghan, the Oscar-winning writer of "Traffic," realized in a flash that "Hollywood has done a terrible job creating villains." It all used to be so simple, so black and white. There were the good guys and the...
Tags: Suicide, Terrorism, Entertainment, Nazareth, Landforms
Times Staff WriterEver since the twin towers came crashing down and the cloud of jihad fogged the land, the crop dusters swooping low over the San Joaquin Valley had taken on a new menace. Even here, tucked away in the farm fields of middle California, fear had settled...
Tags: Suicide, Terrorism, Dick Cheney, Entertainment, Drug Trafficking
Sun Foreign StaffKFAR DAROM, Gaza Strip - Soon after Yamima Cohen Ayoubi moved to this Jewish settlement in the midst of Palestinian cities and sand dunes, Ariel Sharon paid a visit. It was 1989 and Sharon - the former general, master builder of Israel's settlements...
Zap2It.comThe Jewish community isn't quite ready to embrace Mel Gibson's apology for uttering anti-Semitic remarks while drunk, even though they've reached out to him. Rabbi David Baron, who sent a letter Tuesday (Aug. 1) inviting the actor to a Los Angeles Yom...
In theory, Mideast democracy would channel energy away from forces that breed terrorism, and thus make America safer. Part 6 in a Tribune series explores another of the Bush administration's nine arguments for war. What the White House said In making...
Tags: Syria, Terrorism, White House, Dick Cheney, U.S. Elections
The Swampby Mark Silva Dan Bartlett, former counselor to President Bush and a longtime advisor, allows that one of the things that Bush regrets most about his time in Washington was his inability to "change the tone'' here. "We've obviously come......
Bibi is back. Unlikely as it seemed after his resounding electoral defeat in 1999, Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel's right-wing Likud Party, has returned triumphantly from the political wilderness and was inaugurated -- for the second time --...
The Times' Feb. 14 editorial, "Israel’s identity crisis," is unfair to Israel. In particular, the editorial's questioning of Israel's ability "to be both a Jewish state and a democratic state" is patently absurd. The suggestion that these objectives...
Tags: Defense, Terrorism, Civil Rights, Gaza Strip, Gaza Crisis (2008)
Israel is becoming a right-wing country. That is the most significant thing you need to know about Tuesday's election returns. In a sense, this is no surprise. Israel has been moving right for years. It was not until 1977 -- almost 30 years after the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt was a celebration of Palestinian culture – a night of music, dancing and a dash of politics. Local Arab Americans were bidding farewell to Rashid Khalidi, an internationally known scholar, critic of Israel and advocate for Palestinian rights, who was...
Tags: U.S. Senate, White House, Electronics, Terrorism, Suicide
WALTER REICH is a professor of international affairs, ethics and human behavior at George Washington University, a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a former director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.AFTER 2,000 YEARS of indignity and ignominy, Herod the Great has finally gotten his revenge. During their revolt against Roman rule over Judea between AD 66 and 72, Jews who remembered King Herod as a Roman puppet smashed his sarcophagus, which had...
Tags: Mahmoud Abbas, Palestine, Gaza Crisis (2008), Education, Judaism
Patrick Tyler is a veteran foreign and Washington correspondent who more recently has applied his formidable reporting skills and narrative gifts to diplomatic history. His latest effort, "A World of Trouble: The White House and the Middle East -- From...
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