Archive For The “Opinion” 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 and the biased mainstream American news media

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Trump and the biased mainstream American news media

Trump and the biased mainstream American news media The news media has been out to get President Donald Trump ever since he proved them to be biased hypocrites and incompetent in doing their jobs. Media polling was historically inaccurate. Their reporting is incomplete and unprofessionally biased. The double standard and falsehoods are epic. From the false reporting…

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Hillary Clinton lost by “hating” Trump

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Hillary Clinton lost by “hating” Trump

Hillary Clinton lost by “hating” Trump Hillary Clinton lost the November 2016 election by focusing her message on attacking Donald Trump and believing that there was no way the people would accept his message of change. The truth was there was no way they would accept her message, which was empty, undefined and wrapped in only…

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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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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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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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Trump not the first to battle media bias

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Trump not the first to battle media bias

Trump not the first to battle media bias The news media has turned into a political party battling President Donald Trump. Journalists have hurled attacks against the president complaining about his income, nepotism, calling him a “Liar” and blaming him for racism and gender bias. Yet the news media is guilty on all counts, from outrageous…

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A glimmer of hope in a Trump presidency

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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 be the catalyst who brings real change to Palestinians who long for a just peace and an end to the Israeli-driven conflict. It may happen,…

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