Archive For The “Middle East Topics” Category

Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs? The recent personal attacks against a trustee in Palos Township has sparked a discussion about who are the Arabs of Chicagoland. I have spent most of my life studying and writing about the American Arab community, authoring dissertations and studies on them at Northern Illinois and the…

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Filmmakers of “Holy Air” discuss challenges facing Christian Arabs

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Filmmakers of “Holy Air” discuss challenges facing Christian Arabs

Filmmakers of “Holy Air” discuss challenges facing Christian Arabs Holy Air is a satirically sad and humorous look at Christian life in Israel. Movie review of “Holy Air” by writer and producer Shady Srour and Director Ilan Moskovitch. Arabic, English and Hebrew. Also a Podcast Interview with Srour and Moskovitch about the challenges of making…

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Businesses engaged in illegal activity in West Bank to be listed by UN

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Businesses engaged in illegal activity in West Bank to be listed by UN

Businesses engaged in illegal activity in West Bank to be listed by UN The United Nations Human Rights Commission (HRC) is preparing to release a list of all of the businesses and corporations that are operating illegally on lands captured by Israel in 1967 in violation of international law. Despite Israel’s clever PR, companies that…

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Rauner to give Israel names of Arab activists in new deal

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Rauner to give Israel names of Arab activists in new deal

Rauner to give Israel names of Arab activists in new deal Racist Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner promises to provide Israel, a foreign country, with intelligence information on American citizens living in Illinois as a part of anti-Terrorism security measures. The Governor made the promises during a weeklong visit to Israel this week. By Ray Hanania…

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Community news site DNAInfo.com closes

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Community news site DNAInfo.com closes

Community news site DNAInfo.com closes Community news organizations including those online must do better job of fairly reporting the the news than the biased and racist major mainstream news media. Chicagoland journalism is plagued by bias and racism in the news media and its not an easy thing to fix. The demise of DNAInfo.com only…

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Iconic champions of Palestinian rights remembered

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Iconic champions of Palestinian rights remembered

Iconic champions of Palestinian rights remembered M. Cherif Bassiouni recently passed away, ending a life of struggle against justice including for the rights of Palestinians. Bassiouni was one of two great icons who mentored me into activism for Palestinian rights when I was younger. What they once represented is often difficult to find in today’s…

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The Arab League needs to be reorganized

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The Arab League needs to be reorganized

The Arab League needs to be reorganized The Arab League needs to be reorganized putting an emphasis on moderation and public relations while targeting for expulsion the extremists in the Arab World. It’s the only way to counter Israel’s abusive political public relations campaigns to demonize the Palestinians, blame all Arabs for ISIS, and tighten…

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Taybeh OktoberFest to be held Sept. 16 & 17

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Taybeh OktoberFest to be held Sept. 16 & 17

Taybeh OktoberFest to be held Sept. 16 & 17 OktoberFest is more than about drinking alcohol. It is a part of the Christian heritage. Consumed in moderation and with the spirit of fellowship and Palestinian comradery. This year, OktoberFest will be celebrated on Sept. 16 and 17th in Taybeh, one of the most important centers…

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A letter from a reader on the Brannigan controversy

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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 comments she has made in the past criticizing Muslims. By Ray Hanania Sharon Brannigan has published views and opinions that have angered many Muslims in the…

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Stuffed lamb intestines, Karshat, recipe

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Stuffed lamb intestines, Karshat, recipe

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…

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