Posts Tagged “Israel”

Time to rise above anger when confronting Israeli extremism

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Time to rise above anger when confronting Israeli extremism

Time to rise above anger when confronting Israeli extremism Palestinians are justified in their anger and frustrations, but allowing our emotions to direct our actions is not a good strategic move. Instead, we need to set aside our anger and emotion and instead pursue a pragmatic strategy based on one goal of establishing a Palestinian…

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65 Israeli Laws that target and discriminate against non-Jews in Israel

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65 Israeli Laws that target and discriminate against non-Jews in Israel

65 Israeli Laws that target and discriminate against non-Jews in Israel Israel has 65 laws that directly discriminate against Christians and Muslims or that are used to justify discrimination in every level of life against non-Jewish citizens of Israel. Some of the laws were founded during the British Mandate and were denounced by Jews in…

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Harsh anti-Normalization undermines Palestinian interests

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Harsh anti-Normalization undermines Palestinian interests

Harsh anti-Normalization undermines Palestinian interests Anger and emotion has driven many Palestinians to oppose any contacts with Israelis, calling it “normalization.” That’s a errant policy and a mistake, and it is misleading. Normalization is used by extremists to block any contacts between Palestinians and Israelis regardless of the intended outcome under the misleading belief that…

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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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Archive: A very special Oscar Night

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Archive: A very special Oscar Night

Archive: A very special Oscar Night One of my personal favorite topics is the movie industry and the racism and bias that the industry allows based on politics. This incident involving Vanessa Redgrave back in 1978 impacted my life and characterized the injustices of the American media on so many levels By Ray Hanania (Originally…

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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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Violence by Israel is not justification for Palestinian violence

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Violence by Israel is not justification for Palestinian violence

Violence by Israel is not justification for Palestinian violence A recent surge in violence by Palestinians against Israeli military, police and civilians is not justified even in the face of increasing terrorism and violence by Israelis against Palestinians. The knife attacks by Palestinians are only undermining the larger interests of Palestinians to achieve freedom from…

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Hypocrisy defines how Israel responds to violence

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Hypocrisy defines how Israel responds to violence

Hypocrisy defines how Israel responds to violence Israel spotlights violence when it is committed by Palestinians and plays it down when it is committed by Israeli Jews or settler fanatics. Even the punishments are different, with Christians and Muslims being punished to the extreme while Israeli Jews and settlers are often given a pass. The…

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