Posts Tagged “Palestine”

Survey raises serious concerns over views of Arab Youth

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Survey raises serious concerns over views of Arab Youth

Survey raises serious concerns over views of Arab Youth A study by one of the world’s largest PR companies, Burson-Marsteller, of Arab young people in 16 countries in the Levant, Gulf and North Africa offers disturbing insight into the regional concerns and the powerful influence of the mainstream Western news media. Not surprisingly, the further…

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Moving Palestine from the Nakba to the Amal

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Moving Palestine from the Nakba to the Amal

Moving Palestine from the Nakba to the Amal Changing the movement after 70 years to liberate Palestine, moving forward beyond the Nakba to Amal, from tragedy to hope. The Palestinians need to reassess their strategies moving forward, silence the fanatics and extremists, and build a new communications network to help the public and world see…

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Palestinians should get on the path toward statehood

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Palestinians should get on the path toward statehood

Palestinians should get on the path toward statehood Palestinians should not repeat the past 70 years. As we approach the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (catastrophe), Palestinians have a choice to make. Do we continue to allow people to dictate our future by blocking every peace effort and demanding all or nothing? Or do we accept…

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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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Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman defines the moderate voice

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Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman defines the moderate voice

Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman defines the moderate voice As the occupation of Palestine approaches 70 years this week, Palestinians and champions of justice need to carefully distinguish between extremists and moderates, and to reject blanket attacks against people because they are Israeli or Jewish. The BDS movement is two movements: an extreme movement against Jews…

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Mainstream news media bias, Randa Jarrar and Barbara Bush

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Mainstream news media bias, Randa Jarrar and Barbara Bush

Mainstream news media bias, Randa Jarrar and Barbara Bush A tenured professor at California State University at Fresno has come under attack after she criticized the late First Lady Barbara Bush for her family’s racist assault against Palestinians and the Arab World. There is no doubt that the Bush family has represented more violence against…

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Saudi Crown Prince challenges extremists in US Tour

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Saudi Crown Prince challenges extremists in US Tour

Saudi Crown Prince challenges extremists in US Tour Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is taking a realistic approach to the Middle East as he bolsters the voices of moderates, challenges the extremists and pushes for a realistic peace accord between Israel and Palestine. The tactic MBS is pursuing is one that few Arabs…

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News media complicit in Israeli violence in Gaza

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News media complicit in Israeli violence in Gaza

News media complicit in Israeli violence in Gaza The violent reaction of the Israeli government to protesters demonstrating against Israel’s oppressive policies in the occupied territories and against Christian and Muslim citizens inside Israel is being enabled by a biased mainstream American and Israeli news media that plays down Israeli atrocities while exaggerating Palestinian crimes….

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Lipinski, only one of 15 Illinois candidates to benefit from AIPAC

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Lipinski, only one of 15 Illinois candidates to benefit from AIPAC

Lipinski, only one of 15 Illinois candidates to benefit from AIPAC In the heated battle for the 3rd Congressional District in the March 20, 2018 Democratic Primary, which has one of the largest concentrations of Arab American voters in the country, incumbent conservative Dan Lipinski squeaked out a slim victory over liberal challenger Marie Newman….

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Oscars? When will we have “The Abdullahs?”

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Oscars? When will we have “The Abdullahs?”

Oscars? When will we have “The Abdullahs?” Hollywood has been at war with the Arab World since it produced its very first movie. And it is has only gotten worse. Hollywood is one of the biggest contributory factors fueling anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism and hatred, despite their occasional words of “diversity.” Not since Vanessa Redgrave…

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