Archive For The “Middle East Topics” Category

Growing extremism, not Fayyad, is the problem

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Growing extremism, not Fayyad, is the problem

Growing extremism, not Fayyad, is the problem Controversy over Salam Fayyad’s appointment as a UN deputy for Libya reflects fundamental weakness of the U.S. Approach to the Middle East. But it also exposes the hypocrisies of the pro-Arab and pro-Palestinian critics who profess anger over the snub By Ray Hanania When Salam Fayyad was Prime Minister…

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Trump resists condemnation of Two-States, predicts peace deal

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Trump resists condemnation of Two-States, predicts peace deal

Trump resists condemnation of Two-States, predicts peace deal President Donald Trump held a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offering enthusiastic support for Israel and a stronger approach against threats from Iran, hesitation on campaign promises to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem, but wavered when pressed on the issue of abandoning…

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Podcast: Power of Hollywood movies & Palestine Conflict

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Podcast: Power of Hollywood movies & Palestine Conflict

The Power of Hollywood Movies in the Palestine & Middle East conflicts Ray Hanania’s podcast is an audio version of his column published  Jan. 26, 2017  in the Arab News in Saudi Arabia. It discusses the power of movies and how they can significantly alter, change and impact the beliefs of the American people. Why…

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Moderate Arab nations must lead in the Trump era

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Moderate Arab nations must lead in the Trump era

Moderate Arab nations must lead in the Trump era From the Arab News Feb. 8, 2017 By Ray Hanania Assertions that US President Donald Trump is unfair to the needs of the Arab world are misleading and contradict facts, much like the claim that he “hates” Muslims. Trump’s efforts to crack down on Islamic extremists…

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Hanania on radio with Bruce DuMont, defending Trump

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Hanania on radio with Bruce DuMont, defending Trump

Ray Hanania on Radio with Bruce DuMont, Beyond the Beltway Jan. 29 Ray Hanania joins Bruce DuMont Sunday 6 to 8 pm CST with fellow guests Phil Beverly, Jahmal Cole, and Mike Miller The radio show is LIVE and can be heard on Sirius XM Satellite Radio (POTUS Channel 124) as well as affiliates from coast-to-coast….

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Lady Gaga causes ruckus, again, over Super Bowl song

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Lady Gaga causes ruckus, again, over Super Bowl song

Lady Gaga causes ruckus, again, over Super Bowl song Superstar singer Lady Gaga has lit up Social Media with renewed speculation over why she included the word “Lebanese” in one of the songs she performed at the 51st (LI) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, called “Born This Way.” The word popped up in a set…

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When did the Super Bowl become a political football?

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When did the Super Bowl become a political football?

When did the Super Bowl become a political football? The Super Bowl began as a fantastic expression of the highest achievements of American sports and an inspiration for young people to strive in fair and stubborn competition. Since when did it become a platform for entertainers and businesses to become a political platform for their personal partisan…

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Vice President Pence meets with Jordan’s King

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Vice President Pence meets with Jordan’s King

Vice President Pence meets with Jordan’s King Trump administration moves to reinforce ties with moderate Arab World leaders. Speaks with leaders of United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia the day before Vice President Michael Pence, representing President Donald Trump, held its first meeting on Monday Jan. 30, 2017 with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan…

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Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar

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Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar

Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar This year’s Academy Awards Oscar presentation of Hollywood Film Oscars includes only two submissions addressing Arab World issues, one on the plight of Syrian refugees and the terrorist war in Aleppo, Syria, and the other a historical drama set during the Algerian civil war of the 1990s.  By Ray Hanania Once again…

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Despite End of World fear mongering, Embassy move not likely

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Despite End of World fear mongering, Embassy move not likely

Despite End of World fear mongering, Embassy move not likely President Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric came to an abrupt halt this past week on many issues including one that Arab activists who have been asleep at the wheel for the past eight years have now grasped as an electrical charge for their protests, screams and continued…

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