Posts Tagged “Palestinian”

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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Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk

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Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk

Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk There are only a few Arab American members serving in the U.S. Congress but keeping that balance stable could be a challenge. Three Arab American congressmen have left or retired from office leaving four incumbents. Six more are running in five districts, including one race where two…

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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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A tribute to my friend David J. Steiner

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A tribute to my friend David J. Steiner

A tribute to my friend David J. Steiner Many people do not know someone like David Steiner, who spent much of his life as an activist for peace. A Jew, Steiner reached out to Palestinians and Arabs to build bonds that would help overcome the divide that angrily keeps the two peoples apart Published in the…

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Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour: B’nei Yehuda Beth Shalom

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Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour: B’nei Yehuda Beth Shalom

Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour: B’nei Yehuda Beth Shalom This is an audience video from a performance of the Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour at B’nei Yehuda Beth Shalom Synagogue in Homewood-Flossmor Illinois in Jun 2008. The performers included Palestinian Ray Hanania, Israeli Charley Warady, and Egyptian Sherif who is the emcee in this video segment. The…

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Palestinian & Israeli Comedians battle on Tel Aviv stage

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Palestinian and Israeli Comedians scuffle on Tel Aviv comedy stage, 2007 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbvNQd8kHXM&w=420&h=315] Ray Hanania, Yisrael Campbell, Aaron Freeman and Charley Warady with the former Israeli-Palestinian Comedy Tour.

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Ray Hanania’s Standup Comedy Sampler Video; A Palestinian-Jewish Marriage, 2008

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Ray Hanania’s Standup Comedy Sampler (Video) A Palestinian-Jewish Marriage 2008 [vimeo 29186582 w=500 h=375] Ray Hanania Arab-Israeli-Jewish Comedy Show 2008 from Ray Hanania on Vimeo.

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06-18-09 Arab Labor: Using humor in Israeli sitcom to change perceptions of Arab citizens

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Arab Labor: A humorous sitcom that turns tragedy into understanding By Ray Hanania — The life of an Arab citizen is anything but funny. Just ask my relatives who live in several Israeli cities. Non-Jews in a Jewish world caught on the edge of the wall that separates Palestinians from Israelis. Yet, that’s exactly the premise…

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HANANIA: Benefits of not being a traditional Christian, For Immediate Release, March 27, 2008

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Benefits of Not Being A Traditional Christian By Ray Hanania — My parents were Greek Orthodox, a religion that later split in one of those typically Mediterranean emotion-filled arguments into the “Antiochian” Orthodox Church. While I try to avoid the religious confusion of being a Christian, there were many benefits of being in a “minority”…

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