Posts Tagged “Jews”

I don’t need a day to remember my father

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I don’t need a day to remember my father

I don’t need a day to remember my father George John Hanania was a great guy and a phenomenal father, for the 16 years that I knew him. My dad fled the Holy Land in 1926 to get away from the hatred that consumed both Arabs and Jews. An older brother Joseph drowned in the…

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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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