Middle East News, Features

  • 18 Jan 2017

    A glimmer of hope in a Trump presidency

    A glimmer of hope in a Trump presidency Donald Trump will be sworn in as the nation’s 45th President. Despite the partisan debate that has smothered the presidential election, Trump could ...

  • 13 Jan 2017

    Arab Radio: Trump and the post Obama presidency

    Arab Radio: Trump and the post Obama presidency Arab Radio discussion of the impact of President Barack Obama and his legacy, and the reality of the presidency of Donald J. Trump on Arab Radio in ...

  • 11 Jan 2017

    It’s not about the money, but the PR power

    It’s not about the money, but the PR power After winning a popular American TV reality series on cooking, actor Kal Penn recently donated $25,000 to the UNRWA which helps Palestinian refugees. It ...

  • 05 Jan 2017

    Without Arab World action, Kerry’s truths mean nothing

    Without Arab World action, Kerry’s truths mean nothing US Secretary of State John Kerry has once again exposed Israel’s rightwing government as the true obstacle to peace in the Middle ...

  • 04 Jan 2017

    A tribute to my friend David J. Steiner

    A tribute to my friend David J. Steiner Many people do not know someone like David Steiner, who spent much of his life as an activist for peace. A Jew, Steiner reached out to Palestinians and ...

  • 29 Dec 2016

    UN vote a slap at Netanyahu than defense of peace

    UN vote a slap at Netanyahu than defense of peace Rather than do what she has done repeatedly during the Obama administration UN Ambassador Samantha Power abstained from a critical vote ...

  • 27 Dec 2016

    America’s empty “happy talk” on Palestine coming to an end

    America’s empty “happy talk” on Palestine coming to an end America’s President-Elect Donald Trump’s actions which critics claim favor Israel in fact have the potential of awakening ...

  • 23 Dec 2016

    Arab Americans prepare to celebrate Christmas

    Arab Americans prepare to celebrate Christmas About half of Arab Christians celebrate the religious and secular holiday along with most mainstream Christians on Dec. 25, but the other half ...

  • 21 Dec 2016

    Pioneering Middle East Magazine publisher dies

    Pioneering Middle East Magazine publisher dies One of the most influential journalists who contributed enormously to the understanding of the true facts and issues of the Middle East and the ...

  • 15 Dec 2016

    Zalatimo Sweets offers free porcelain tasting dish

    Zalatimo offers great tasting Arabic sweets with free serving dish In 1860, Mohammed Zalatimo opened a small pastry shop in the Old City of the Holy City of Jerusalem, within the ancient Walls of ...

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Mainstream News, Features

Entertainment

  • An expensive television Christmas Story. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

    An expensive television Christmas Story A new generation’s “Christmas Story,” not about Santa Claus or the spirit of kindness, but about the way our utilities control our lives with no accountability and definitely no really good service. This one is about Comcast/Xfinity but it could be about them all Published in the Des Plaines Valley...

  • TV’s Ray Donovan knocks it out of the park The Showtime TV series Ray Donovan is one of the best programs on cable. It can be compared as the Irish version of the HBO series The Sopranos, but is more unpredictable and exciting. I can’t believe I didn’t catch on when it first aired in 2013...

  • How do you explain a newspaper to today’s youth? Many of today’s young people don’t see the value of newspapers. They have their heads and minds buried deeply into their cell phones, not just for talking and texting but for writing, typing, viewing videos and storing thousands of digital photographs. They Snapchat, Instragram, Facebook, Twitter...

  • How can movie reviewers all be so wrong? Tom Cruise knocks it out of the ball park in his latest movie “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.” Cruise costars with Cobie Smulders of TV’s “How I Met Your Mother.” And even better, the Marcus Theaters in Orland Park isn’t even finished with its renovation and it is...

  • Waking up to a new world of a Cubs Pennant I’ve always loved the Chicago Cubs since I was a little kid. Maybe it started with the name but it grew into admiring the great players that have been on the team, and being in love with one of the greatest baseball parks in America, Wrigley...

  • Beatles Tribute band American English performing at Taste of Orland Park, Aug. 7, 2016. Photo by Steve Neuhaus www.IllinoisNewsNetwork.com

    I couldn’t define my life without a mention of the Beatles, from their first hit song (Love Me Do) in 1962 when I was nine years old until today, their music has real meaning. Losing John Lennon first to Yoko Ono and then to gun violence and George Harrison to cancer struck a real hard...