Hero fights back amid increase in hate crime

New York

New York's murder rate is heading for its lowest level in more than 40 years, and the city certainly feels much safer than many major cities around the world.

Tuesday, 25 December, 2007, 12:00am

Running on empty

Hussein Mohammed Ali Tayat, 52, sighs heavily while sipping thick, black coffee. 'I lost a large portion of my banana crop - millions of shekels - to drought last year. I have 17 family members to support. The situation gets worse each summer.'

17 May 2007 - 12:00am

Consult the public on Tamar before demanding $5.1b

Director of Administration Elizabeth Tse Man-yee's letter 'Public heeded on Tamar' (June 9) does not answer our fundamental concern that there should be proper public consultation over the Tamar project before the government seeks funding from the Legislative Council Finance Committee on June 23.

13 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Arrest would have been impractical

Nicholas Bryan-Brown wrote a long and thoughtful reply ('No amount of terrorist atrocities can justify Israeli attacks', South China Morning Post, August 5) to my letter (Post, July 29).

13 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Two countries fighting the same war

N. Millar (South China Morning Post, April 16) congratulates your cartoonist Ming on the April 13 offering ('war + war + war = peace') and asserts that Israel is 'a huge exception to President George W. Bush's 'war on terrorism' '.

22 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Attempts to wipe out Israel caused region's tragic problems

The Reverend J. Joustra's well-meaning letter headlined 'No chance for peace until deal is struck over Jerusalem' (South China Morning Post, December 18), presents an inaccurate analysis of the problems obstructing Middle East peace.

29 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Biased support

The letter from the Reverend J. Joustra headlined 'No chance for peace until deal is struck over Jerusalem' (South China Morning Post, December 18), reflects what so many of us believe.

Until America stops its biased support of Israel, and Israel stops its terror and bullying of Palestine, there will be no peace for any of us, anywhere in the world.


27 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Cycle of terror

The chorus yesterday of world leaders condemning the suicide bomb attack in Tel Aviv was to be expected after such a horrifying incident; and so were the riders, that this attack should not be allowed to destroy efforts to reach a peaceful solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

3 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Orchestrated violence a face-saving manoeuvre

I refer to the letter from Sayed Gouda headlined, 'Evil regime removes peaceful mask' (South China Morning Post, October 7).

I was saddened but not surprised that Mr Gouda was selective with his facts and arrived at a one-sided judgment of the situation in Israel.

14 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Balancing act

After losing five of its soldiers in a week and a half from attacks by Hezbollah guerillas, the Israeli security cabinet gave the go-ahead for the 'harsh military response' on Lebanon which deprived Beirut of its power supply and effectively blacked out any hope of progress on peace talks with Syria.

10 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Prize blooms

The greatness of The Private Life Of Plants (World, 9pm) is not just the astonishing quality of the camerawork, or the breadth of the subject matter, but the way in which it allows us to admire a master at the peak of his powers.

17 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Economic war

WASHINGTON (December 24): ARAB countries might unload their gold and dollar reserves in economic warfare against the U.S. dollar if Israeli occupation of Arab territory continues, according to the Algerian Industry Minister Mr Belaid Abdessalem.

20 Dec 1998 - 12:00am