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  • 17 Aug 2017

    Morrison push for soda tax repeal gets help from Legislature

    Morrison push for soda tax repeal gets help from Legislature Republican and Democratic legislators this week introduced legislation in Springfield to prohibit home rule governments from imposing ...

  • 13 Aug 2017

    A letter from a reader on the Brannigan controversy

    A letter from a reader on the Brannigan controversy A reader writes asking about the protests by Muslims in suburban Chicagoland against Republican Palos Township trustee Sharon Brannigan and ...

  • 10 Aug 2017

    Violence by Israel is not justification for Palestinian violence

    Violence by Israel is not justification for Palestinian violence A recent surge in violence by Palestinians against Israeli military, police and civilians is not justified even in the face of ...

  • 08 Aug 2017

    For Middle East recipes, this is the best Facebook Page

    For Middle East recipes, this is the best Facebook Page There are a lot of misleading places on Facebook to get information on the Mediterranean Diet and Middle Eastern foods and recipes, but one ...

  • 06 Aug 2017

    Native Americans deserve better

    Native Americans deserve better Native Americans have been vilified, cheated, brutalized and ignored by mainstream American society. During a road trip through the Southwest, it seemed as if ...

  • 06 Aug 2017

    British court ruling: only justice for Arabs is through violence

    British court ruling: only justice for Arabs is through violence A British Court has blocked a lawsuit that has accused former British Prime Minister Tony Blair of War Crimes in the the illegal ...

  • 24 Jul 2017

    Byrne should be remembered for Navy Pier success

    Byrne should be remembered for Navy Pier success Jane Byrne was a very controversial and contentious Chicago Mayor, but she also is responsible for several brilliant achievements, including being ...

  • 21 Jul 2017

    President Trump should offer alternative to biased Beltway media

    President Trump should offer alternative to biased Beltway media One of President Donald Trump’s biggest hurdles has been the unethical and biased coverage of his administration by the ...

  • 20 Jul 2017

    Hypocrisy defines how Israel responds to violence

    Hypocrisy defines how Israel responds to violence Israel spotlights violence when it is committed by Palestinians and plays it down when it is committed by Israeli Jews or settler fanatics. Even ...

  • 17 Jul 2017

    As it turns 200, Illinois needs change

    As it turns 200, Illinois needs change Illinois turns 200 years old next year, and maybe it’s time we made a few changes in how we describe ourselves. Just to be a little bit more accurate. ...

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  • Pan of Karshat (stuffed lamb intestines). Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

    Stuffed lamb intestines, Karshat, recipe Stuffed lamb intestines and tripe are popular Mediterranean food recipes. Here is a simple recipe to prepare this Middle Eastern delicacy. By Ray Hanania Stuffed lamb intestines is a very popular Mediterranean recipe in the Arab World, in Greece and in the Mediterranean sea region. It’s a very simple recipe...

  • Kibbee Nayeh (Steak tartare) with grape leaves in the background

    For Middle East recipes, this is the best Facebook Page There are a lot of misleading places on Facebook to get information on the Mediterranean Diet and Middle Eastern foods and recipes, but one of the best Facebook pages is called “Mediterranean Foods & Recipes.” You can click here to go to the Facebook Page...

  • Mansaf (mensif) -- lamb, rice, toasted Syrian pita bread and Jameed sauce -- popular as a holiday dish and the national dish of Jordan. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

    Mansaf, one of the most important Arab recipes When you think of the romantic lifestyle of the Arab in the desert, you think of camels, black and white stallions, heavy black tents, flowing robes, and a silver platter of one of the Arab World’s favorite recipes, Mansaf (Mensif, Mensiff). This lamb and rice dish heaped...

  • Street view from Meli Cafe at 500 S. Dearborn Street. Photo courtesy Ray Hanania

    Meli Cafe and al Fresco Dining Restaurant review: Enjoying the outdoors in the summer should be a goal, not just when you are out and about but when you are eating. There are a lot of great outdoor cafes and restaurants in Illinois and I’ll showcase many of them. This is Meli Cafe in the...

  • World Series Rings by Josten presented to the Chicago Cubs April 12, 2017 (PRNewsfoto/Jostens)

    Jostens delivers Chicago Cubs World Series Ring Iconic handcrafted ring presented at Wrigley Field to World Champion Chicago Cubs Jostens, the leading provider of high-end custom jewelry for professional sports teams, today delivered the 2016 Chicago Cubs World Championship Ring at Wrigley Field, ushering in a new era for Cubs baseball. The ring commemorates the Cubs’...

  • English actress Vanessa Redgrave at the press conference for the film Coriolanus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Favorite moment from the Oscars Published in the Arab News Feb. 22, 2017 By Ray Hanania Over the past few weeks in America, the mainstream news media has been focused on the presentation of Oscars for Hollywood’s “best” films at the Academy Awards this Sunday (Feb. 26). Many media rebroadcast and reported on “favorite moments”...