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January 21, 2014
Re: “ Israel is the Jewish homeland,” Mailbag, Jan. 18 . After about 3,000 years of persecution, and the horrible travails of the Holocaust, I absolutely support the existence of the state of Israel. However, religious extremists on all sides of the conflict continue to sow hatred in the “Holy Land.” Encouraged by extreme fundamentalist Christians who just can't wait for Armageddon, Jewish ultra-orthodox, illegal settlers square off with militant fundamentalist Muslims in a violent battle over whose god is better.
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By KIMBERLIE ZAKARIAN | March 21, 2009
I was speaking with someone recently about a wonderful book by Christian author Francine Rivers called, ?Redeeming Love.? I had read this book about seven years ago. It is modeled against the book of Hosea in the Old Testament. This person is going through some emotional and spiritual healing in her life from wounds that have been with her since she was a child. I never would have recommended this particular book to this woman because of where she is in her healing at this point.
NEWS
May 31, 2013
Anti-Semitism is on the rise throughout the world, according to a report by the State Department, which is taking the increase so seriously it's appointing a special envoy to monitor the rise. The increase was revealed in the department's annual report on religious freedom around the globe. The report revealed that it's not just ordinary citizens who are expressing anti-Semitic opinions; many government officials and religious leaders are, too, especially those from Iran, Venezuela and Egypt.
FEATURES
September 30, 2006
A new survey of American religious beliefs reportedly finds that one out of five Americans believe God favors the United States in worldly affairs. Among those Americans, the Baylor University study also reportedly found that more Republicans ? four times as many ? than Democrats believe God favors the U.S. What do you think? It is always a dangerous prospect (not to mention idolatrous) to think that God favors "us" over "them." The Hebrew prophets of old were aware of this danger, and they urged their listeners not to assume any specialness simply because God had chosen Israel.
NEWS
August 6, 2005
o7There has reportedly been a move among mainline Christian denominations to divest from companies that do business in Israel. Jewish leaders fear it's a move to stigmatize Israel while some Christians frown on Israel's control of the West Bank and Gaza. The tension has reportedly brought to the fore tensions between Protestants and Jews over religious issues in the Middle East. Some are concerned this tension threatens Jewish-Christian relations. Do you agree?
NEWS
January 17, 2014
The article about the film ' It's Better to Jump'“ (Jan. 4 ) undoubtedly distorts historical fact. The piece discussed the “plight of Palestinian citizens, millions of whom have become refugees in the wake of a 1948 order from the United Kingdom that granted their homeland be given over to create the nation of Israel.” In reality, on Nov. 29, 1947, the United Nations adopted Resolution 181 proposing two countries side-by-side: one for...
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By By Vince Lovato | November 5, 2005
The House of Representatives recently passed a resolution congratulating Israel on the election of its U.N. ambassador, Dan Gillerman, as a vice-president of the United Nations General Assembly. Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat who represents Burbank and Glendale, introduced the resolution in July, with Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), vice-chairman of the Middle East and Central Asia Subcommittee. Gillerman is the first Israeli to be elected to that post in over five decades. The only other Israeli was Abba Eban, who held the position in 1952.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | June 12, 2013
Burbank - Brothers Ian and Sam McKinnon are used to a little friendly competition. As baseball players for Burbank High this past season, the brothers got a healthy dose of competition while helping lead the Bulldogs to their first Pacific League championship since 1991. Ian, a recent graduate, and Sam, who will be a senior in the fall, will get a chance to compete against international competition when they take part in a tournament next month. The brothers have been selected as members of Team USA and will participate in the 19th World Maccabiah Games in Israel, July 18-30.
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By Alison Tully | June 7, 2008
Hilda Akopyan on Thursday night sat down to do her homework, when she came to a realization. “I’ll never have homework for Burbank High again,” she said. “I’m so used to everything being the same, and now I am about to embark on a big change.” Akopyan, who plans to attend Pasadena City College in the fall, was one of 617 seniors who graduated on Friday night from Burbank High. Parents, grandparents as well as other family members and friends gathered at the Starlight Bowl to honor the graduates.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | October 21, 2011
Trade agreements are disastrous and troops should leave Afghanistan immediately, according to a survey released last week by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks). The survey showed that 58% of San Fernando Valley residents who answered a questionnaire think trade agreements send millions of good jobs overseas and hurt the U.S. economy. Also, 43% of the residents surveyed thought U.S. troops should be pulled out of Afghanistan now. When asked about the Middle East conflict, 48% of the respondents thought the U.S. should strongly support Israel, 23% felt the U.S. should support Palestinians at least as much as Israel and another 23% thought the U.S. should stay out of the conflict.
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NEWS
January 21, 2014
Re: “ Israel is the Jewish homeland,” Mailbag, Jan. 18 . After about 3,000 years of persecution, and the horrible travails of the Holocaust, I absolutely support the existence of the state of Israel. However, religious extremists on all sides of the conflict continue to sow hatred in the “Holy Land.” Encouraged by extreme fundamentalist Christians who just can't wait for Armageddon, Jewish ultra-orthodox, illegal settlers square off with militant fundamentalist Muslims in a violent battle over whose god is better.
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NEWS
January 17, 2014
The article about the film ' It's Better to Jump'“ (Jan. 4 ) undoubtedly distorts historical fact. The piece discussed the “plight of Palestinian citizens, millions of whom have become refugees in the wake of a 1948 order from the United Kingdom that granted their homeland be given over to create the nation of Israel.” In reality, on Nov. 29, 1947, the United Nations adopted Resolution 181 proposing two countries side-by-side: one for...
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | June 12, 2013
Burbank - Brothers Ian and Sam McKinnon are used to a little friendly competition. As baseball players for Burbank High this past season, the brothers got a healthy dose of competition while helping lead the Bulldogs to their first Pacific League championship since 1991. Ian, a recent graduate, and Sam, who will be a senior in the fall, will get a chance to compete against international competition when they take part in a tournament next month. The brothers have been selected as members of Team USA and will participate in the 19th World Maccabiah Games in Israel, July 18-30.
NEWS
May 31, 2013
Anti-Semitism is on the rise throughout the world, according to a report by the State Department, which is taking the increase so seriously it's appointing a special envoy to monitor the rise. The increase was revealed in the department's annual report on religious freedom around the globe. The report revealed that it's not just ordinary citizens who are expressing anti-Semitic opinions; many government officials and religious leaders are, too, especially those from Iran, Venezuela and Egypt.
FEATURES
By KIMBERLIE ZAKARIAN | March 21, 2009
I was speaking with someone recently about a wonderful book by Christian author Francine Rivers called, ?Redeeming Love.? I had read this book about seven years ago. It is modeled against the book of Hosea in the Old Testament. This person is going through some emotional and spiritual healing in her life from wounds that have been with her since she was a child. I never would have recommended this particular book to this woman because of where she is in her healing at this point.
FEATURES
September 30, 2006
A new survey of American religious beliefs reportedly finds that one out of five Americans believe God favors the United States in worldly affairs. Among those Americans, the Baylor University study also reportedly found that more Republicans ? four times as many ? than Democrats believe God favors the U.S. What do you think? It is always a dangerous prospect (not to mention idolatrous) to think that God favors "us" over "them." The Hebrew prophets of old were aware of this danger, and they urged their listeners not to assume any specialness simply because God had chosen Israel.
NEWS
By By Vince Lovato | November 5, 2005
The House of Representatives recently passed a resolution congratulating Israel on the election of its U.N. ambassador, Dan Gillerman, as a vice-president of the United Nations General Assembly. Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat who represents Burbank and Glendale, introduced the resolution in July, with Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), vice-chairman of the Middle East and Central Asia Subcommittee. Gillerman is the first Israeli to be elected to that post in over five decades. The only other Israeli was Abba Eban, who held the position in 1952.
NEWS
August 6, 2005
o7There has reportedly been a move among mainline Christian denominations to divest from companies that do business in Israel. Jewish leaders fear it's a move to stigmatize Israel while some Christians frown on Israel's control of the West Bank and Gaza. The tension has reportedly brought to the fore tensions between Protestants and Jews over religious issues in the Middle East. Some are concerned this tension threatens Jewish-Christian relations. Do you agree?
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