Posts Tagged “Civil Rights”

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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Boim murder was tragic, but Corrie murder is even worse

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Boim murder was tragic, but Corrie murder is even worse

Boim murder was tragic, but Corrie murder is even worse David Boim and Rachel Corrie were born only months apart, but their cases couldn’t be more distinct when it comes to the issues of justice, fairness and righteousness. Boim, a 17 year old with dual American and Israeli citizenship, was killed by Hamas militants in 1996 as he…

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يجب على المسلمين أن يكونوا أكثر دعما للعرب المسيحيين

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يجب على المسلمين أن يكونوا أكثر دعما للعرب المسيحيين بقلم راي حنانيه Muslims must become more supportive of Christian Arabs تقابل مؤخرا رئيس الحكومة الإسرائيلية اليميني الصهيوني المعادي للسلام بنيامين نتنياهو مع قسيس مسيحي أرثودوكسي من الناصرة وهو الأب جبرائيل نداف، لمناقشة سُبُل إدماج المسيحيين العرب في إسرائيل. وقد أثارت هذه المقابلة حفيظة النشطاء المسلمين…

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Egypt proves Western Democracy doesn’t work in Arab World

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Egypt proves Western Democracy doesn’t work in Arab World By Ray Hanania Egyptians didn’t need to become the latest people on this planet to discover that Western Democracy doesn’t always work in the Middle East. The truth is that the Arabs are not ready for Democracy. They have been subjugated for hundreds of years by…

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For Middle East Christians, Turning the other cheek is not enough

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Middle East Christians: Turning the other cheek is not enough Chaldean Detroit Times July 1, 2013 By Ray Hanania Christians from the Middle East, Arab and non-Arab, are very tolerant people. We turn the other cheek when we are insulted by others. But what do we do when we are ignored, marginalized and treated as…

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Saving Palestine: Part 2

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Saving Palestine: Part 2 Saudi Gazette Saturday, June 29, 2013 By RAY HANANIA Last week I explained why the question of Palestine is so screwed up. Now I’ll explain how Palestinians can get their lives back, if they have good leaders, and the extremist activists can be silenced. If the years of failure have proven…

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War between extremists and moderates spills over onto ADC

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War between extremists and moderates spills over onto ADC

War between extremists and moderates spills over onto ADC Saudi Gazette Newspaper Sunday, June 09, 2013  By Ray Hanania Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian American elected to the Michigan Legislature, sent an explosive letter on May 31 to the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the nation’s premier Arab civil rights group, that accused its Michigan Director, Imad…

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سامر عيساوي واعتداء إسرائيل السافر على الحقوق المدنية

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سامر عيساوي واعتداء إسرائيل السافر على الحقوق المدنية Samer Issawi hunger strike gets no news coverage بقلم راي حنانيه لقد كان المهاتما غاندي أول من رسّخ فكرة إضراب الجوع كشكل من أشكال الاحتجاج السلمي، وكان ذلك في وجه الاحتلال البريطاني للهند. وقد كسبت إضرابات الجوع التي أقدم عليها تعاطف الغرب بما في ذلك الأمريكيون. وقد…

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Israel’s shameful abuse of civil rights

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Palestinian dissident Samer Issawi is imprisoned in an Israeli jail and has set a new record for a hunger strike exceeding 200 days, beyond what Gandhi set or the Irish prisoners of British brutality. Yet the mainstream and Israeli media is ignoring his plight. When it comes to civil rights, Israel’s abuses are often ignored by the press.

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500 Days, Kurt Eichenwald’s eye-opening expose on the secrets and lies of the “war on terror”

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500 Days, Kurt Eichenwald’s eye-opening expose on the secrets and lies of the “war on terror” Americans were consumed with emotions in the wake of the horrible murder of nearly 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11, 2001 that it is not surprising that many lies and exaggerations that played to the public’s screams for revenge went…

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