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By San Francisco Chronicle | April 9, 1993
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco police have raided the offices of the Anti-Defamation League, looking for illegally obtained law enforcement information used in a nationwide political spy operation.The district attorney's office yesterday also released hundreds of pages of documents detailing how ADL operatives infiltrated political groups.The documents describe a widespread spy operation aimed at such diverse organizations as the white supremacist White Aryan Resistance, the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, Operation Rescue, Greenpeace, the NAACP, the board of directors of public television station KQED and the San Francisco Bay Guardian newspaper.
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By Grant Huang and Arthur Hirsch and Grant Huang and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | July 7, 2005
The Anti-Defamation League, arguing that the lunchtime prayer at the U.S. Naval Academy violates the separation of church and state, says it will ask Congress and the secretary of the Navy to stop the practice. The group sent a letter last month to the academy in Annapolis but has received no formal reply, said Myrna Shinbaum, a spokeswoman for the organization devoted to fighting anti-Semitism and other discrimination. "We will continue to make our concerns known through the Armed Services Committee of the Senate and House, as well as with the secretary of the Navy, and continue to raise the issue in the public arena," she said, declining to be more specific.
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By Nelson Schwartz and Nelson Schwartz,Washington Bureau | February 7, 1992
WASHINGTON -- Despite a 30 percent drop, Maryland ranked among the worst states in the nation for anti-Semitic incidents last year, according to the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith.In a survey released yesterday, anti-Jewish acts across the country rose to a record 1,879 -- up 11 percent from 1990 -- the highest figure in the report's 13-year history.Maryland, which has been among the 10 worst states for a decade, ranked seventh with 78 incidents."The decline in the number of reported local incidents is good news," said David Friedman, director of the ADL's Washington regional office.
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March 19, 2003
Robert M. Shelton, 73, longtime head of a Ku Klux Klan faction that once claimed 40,000 members, died Monday at a hospital in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was once imperial wizard of United Klans of America Inc., considered the largest Klan faction in its heyday. He traveled the South in cars and planes speaking to white supremacist groups. He briefly went to federal prison in 1969 for refusing to release Klan membership rolls to the House Committee on Un-American Activities. In 1979, 20 members of his United Klans were indicted in connection with racial violence in east Alabama, resulting in 13 convictions, according to a history of the organization compiled by the Anti-Defamation League.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | September 7, 2000
Can a political candidate be too religious? Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman's selection as the first Jewish vice presidential nominee was greeted by the Jewish community with pride that one of their own had broken a major barrier. Here was a man who is religiously observant and comfortable with the language of faith. Even the religious right said that this was a candidate it could relate to. Lieberman has used that faith language prominently in his stump speeches. In his appearance at a Detroit church, he called for the creation of a role for religion in public life.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 4, 1997
WASHINGTON -- Anti-Semitic incidents reported in Maryland last year increased by 13 percent, from 62 in 1995 to 70 in 1996, the Anti-Defamation League said.Maryland had the seventh-highest number of reported incidents in the nation, the ADL said. Nationally, the number of incidents -- such as vandalism and anti-Semitic slurs -- decreased by 7 percent.Reported incidents increased by 62 percent (from 34 to 55) in the District of Columbia and by 81 percent (from 27 to 49) in Virginia, the ADL reported.
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May 13, 1996
Justin J. Finger,69, a lawyer who spent decades working for the Anti-Defamation League, died of a heart attack Tuesday in New York. He had been the associate national director of the Anti-Defamation League, which he joined in 1959. For 33 years, he was a key player in the league's mission to protect Jews from discrimination, and he often defended other oppressed groups.Rowena Lung Alcorn,91, a painter and illustrator whose specialty was the Nez Perce Indians, died May 3 in Tacoma, Wash.Gen.
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March 19, 2003
Robert M. Shelton, 73, longtime head of a Ku Klux Klan faction that once claimed 40,000 members, died Monday at a hospital in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was once imperial wizard of United Klans of America Inc., considered the largest Klan faction in its heyday. He traveled the South in cars and planes speaking to white supremacist groups. He briefly went to federal prison in 1969 for refusing to release Klan membership rolls to the House Committee on Un-American Activities. In 1979, 20 members of his United Klans were indicted in connection with racial violence in east Alabama, resulting in 13 convictions, according to a history of the organization compiled by the Anti-Defamation League.
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By Los Angeles Times | February 26, 1993
SAN FRANCISCO -- A private intelligence network with ties to an American Jewish group and South Africa is under investigation for illegally tapping into police sources and collecting information on the political activities of more than 12,000 people, authorities say.As part of the investigation, San Francisco authorities say they have confiscated files containing personal information on a wide range of political activists, ethnic advocates, writers and...
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By New York Times News Service | February 7, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Crimes of hate against Arabs and Jews rose to record levels in 1990, Arab-American and Jewish organizations said in separate reports yesterday.Arab-American leaders said ethnic animosities against Arabs in the United States had been aggravated by events such as the tensions in the Persian Gulf that led to war.Jewish leaders cited a mixture of factors, including a worsening economy, anti-Israel attitudes by some Americans and a loosening of social restraints on expressions of hatred, exemplified by the verbal assaults of the comedian Andrew Dice Clay and the graphically violent lyrics of musical groups such as 2 Live Crew.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | September 7, 2000
Can a political candidate be too religious? Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman's selection as the first Jewish vice presidential nominee was greeted by the Jewish community with pride that one of their own had broken a major barrier. Here was a man who is religiously observant and comfortable with the language of faith. Even the religious right said that this was a candidate it could relate to. Lieberman has used that faith language prominently in his stump speeches. In his appearance at a Detroit church, he called for the creation of a role for religion in public life.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 4, 1997
WASHINGTON -- Anti-Semitic incidents reported in Maryland last year increased by 13 percent, from 62 in 1995 to 70 in 1996, the Anti-Defamation League said.Maryland had the seventh-highest number of reported incidents in the nation, the ADL said. Nationally, the number of incidents -- such as vandalism and anti-Semitic slurs -- decreased by 7 percent.Reported incidents increased by 62 percent (from 34 to 55) in the District of Columbia and by 81 percent (from 27 to 49) in Virginia, the ADL reported.
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 11, 1996
NEW YORK -- Trying to squelch a growing protest over his admiring comments about Louis Farrakhan, Jack Kemp called last night on the Nation of Islam leader to "renounce anti-Semitism.""Racism, bigotry, scapegoating and anti-Semitism are evil and must be eradicated at every turn if we are to move forward as a society," the Republican vice- presidential nominee told an influential Jewish audience at a dinner here."Tonight it is in that spirit that I call on Louis Farrakhan and his followers to renounce anti-Semitism for once and for all."
NEWS
May 13, 1996
Justin J. Finger,69, a lawyer who spent decades working for the Anti-Defamation League, died of a heart attack Tuesday in New York. He had been the associate national director of the Anti-Defamation League, which he joined in 1959. For 33 years, he was a key player in the league's mission to protect Jews from discrimination, and he often defended other oppressed groups.Rowena Lung Alcorn,91, a painter and illustrator whose specialty was the Nez Perce Indians, died May 3 in Tacoma, Wash.Gen.
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By WILLIAM PFAFF | July 13, 1995
Paris. -- A recent report by the Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai B'rith has drawn attention to the international scale of the so-called skinhead movement, which began in Britain in the 1970s.The report, issued in Washington, identified these groups with Nazism. The Anti-Defamation League's national director, Abraham Foxman, said: ''It is unbelievable that three generations after the Holocaust, we still hear the deadly march of Nazi thugs. . . . (W)e dare not ignore the first sounds of jackboots.
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By WILLIAM PFAFF | March 13, 1995
Paris. -- In 1991 the Rev. Pat Robertson, the evangelical television preacher, founder of the 1.5 million-member ''Christian Coalition,'' an influential figure on the American political right, published a book called ''The New World Order.'' It was a direct response to George Bush's proclamation of that supposed new order, in the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War.In this book Mr. Robertson described the threat to American sovereignty posed, he said, by a conspiracy of internationalist forces dominating not only the U.N. but liberal and internationalist political circles within both American political parties.
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By James Bock and James Bock,Sun Staff Writer | March 10, 1994
The NAACP's executive director said yesterday that the controversy over the Nation of Islam's anti-Semitism has backfired by making black separatist Khallid Abdul Muhammad a "hero" to some blacks.The Rev. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. said it was not Mr. Muhammad's anti-Jewish message but his defiance of the "establishment" that has made him and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan attractive to some African-Americans, especially students."Why do you see young students stand up applauding speeches like that?
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 11, 1996
NEW YORK -- Trying to squelch a growing protest over his admiring comments about Louis Farrakhan, Jack Kemp called last night on the Nation of Islam leader to "renounce anti-Semitism.""Racism, bigotry, scapegoating and anti-Semitism are evil and must be eradicated at every turn if we are to move forward as a society," the Republican vice- presidential nominee told an influential Jewish audience at a dinner here."Tonight it is in that spirit that I call on Louis Farrakhan and his followers to renounce anti-Semitism for once and for all."
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By James Bock and James Bock,Sun Staff Writer | March 10, 1994
The NAACP's executive director said yesterday that the controversy over the Nation of Islam's anti-Semitism has backfired by making black separatist Khallid Abdul Muhammad a "hero" to some blacks.The Rev. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. said it was not Mr. Muhammad's anti-Jewish message but his defiance of the "establishment" that has made him and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan attractive to some African-Americans, especially students."Why do you see young students stand up applauding speeches like that?
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By San Francisco Chronicle | April 9, 1993
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco police have raided the offices of the Anti-Defamation League, looking for illegally obtained law enforcement information used in a nationwide political spy operation.The district attorney's office yesterday also released hundreds of pages of documents detailing how ADL operatives infiltrated political groups.The documents describe a widespread spy operation aimed at such diverse organizations as the white supremacist White Aryan Resistance, the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, Operation Rescue, Greenpeace, the NAACP, the board of directors of public television station KQED and the San Francisco Bay Guardian newspaper.
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