Posts Tagged “Jews”

Israeli writer Larry Derfner on The Arab Street podcast

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Israeli writer Larry Derfner on The Arab Street podcast

Israeli writer Larry Derfner on The Arab Street podcast Israeli writer and author Larry Derfner joined Palestinian writer Ray Hanania on TheArabStreet.org Podcast for a discussion about the challenges facing Palestinians and Israelis and the fight for peace. Born and raised in the U.S., Derfner started his career in journalism in Los Angeles and continued…

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Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour overview

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Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour overview

Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour overview The Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour was co-founded by Palestinian Ray Hanania and Israeli Charley Warady. It included Jewish American comedian Aaron Freeman and Israeli comedian Yisrael Campbell. The group performed comedy shows before live audiences throughout Israel in 2007 including in West Jerusalem, East Jerusalem, Jaffa, Hebron, Tel Aviv, and…

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A not-so-real interview with Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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A not-so-real interview with Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel

A not-so-real interview with Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel I’ve covered six Chicago Mayors since 1976 including Mayors Richard J. Daley, Michael A. Bilandic, Jane M. Byrne, Harold Washington, Eugene Sawyer and Richard M. Daley. But I have yet to get Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to allow me to interview him, despite numerous requests. What’s the…

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Only for Israel is bad rhetoric worse than murder

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Only for Israel is bad rhetoric worse than murder

Only for Israel is bad rhetoric worse than murder The mainstream news media rarely covers Palestinian government and community activities, unless they can spin them as a negative and critical news report. When they do, they exaggerate the controversies, add words and phrases that were never there, and use them to underscore why Israelis are…

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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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Holocaust remembrance does not contradict Arab morals

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Holocaust remembrance does not contradict Arab morals

Holocaust remembrance does not contradict Arab morals Too often, people allow their emotions to take control of their reason and their inner humanity to turn anger into something more. Blame. Hate. Racism. That happens often with Jews and Arabs when it comes to the Holocaust, one of the greatest inhumanities. Some extremists use the Holocaust as…

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Arab Americans prepare to celebrate Christmas

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Arab Americans prepare to celebrate Christmas

Arab Americans prepare to celebrate Christmas About half of Arab Christians celebrate the religious and secular holiday along with most mainstream Christians on Dec. 25, but the other half celebrates Christmas according to the old calendar two weeks later on Jan. 7. By Ray Hanania Christmas is both a time of Christian religious renewal as well…

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Prominent Muslim group denounces AJC-led coalition

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Prominent Muslim group denounces AJC-led coalition

Prominent Muslim group denounces AJC-led coalition The American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) Monday called on the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) “to sever ties with the faith-washing Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council,” which was launched on Nov 14 to address Muslim-Jewish relations. By Ray Hanania The American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) Monday called on the Islamic Society…

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Israel and media twist facts on UNESCO

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Israel and media twist facts on UNESCO

Israel and media twist facts on UNESCO Israel, the United States and the biased American news media have launched a vicious campaign against the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) claiming the UN agency is “anti-Semitic” and is “denying” Jewish identity to Jerusalem. Of course, that is not true. But none of the media are…

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An Arab-Jewish Thanksgiving

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An Arab-Jewish Thanksgiving

An Arab-Jewish Thanksgiving Saudi Gazette, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 By RAY HANANIA One of my favorite times in my home is Thanksgiving, the day Americans commemorate the taking of America from the Native Americans, but with a more positive spin that favors them. Native Americans were called “Indians” and were the original inhabitants of the…

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