Posts Tagged “Palestinians”

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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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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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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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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Remembering Billy Graham and Christian Arabs

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Remembering Billy Graham and Christian Arabs

Remembering Billy Graham and Christian Arabs The Rev. William “Billy” Franklin Graham Jr. died this week at the age of 99. During his life, Graham once held the Palestinian Christians of Bethlehem in the highest esteem. And when my mother passed through one of his evangelical conventions one day, Graham held her hand high up…

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Defying Israel’s Civil Rights abuses through Martin Luther King Jr.

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Defying Israel’s Civil Rights abuses through Martin Luther King Jr.

Defying Israel’s Civil Rights abuses through Martin Luther King Jr. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., came to symbolize the successful struggle against racism and bigotry in America not just against the racism of Americans in society but also the racist practices of the American government. While others in the African American community embraced violent…

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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs? The recent personal attacks against a trustee in Palos Township has sparked a discussion about who are the Arabs of Chicagoland. I have spent most of my life studying and writing about the American Arab community, authoring dissertations and studies on them at Northern Illinois and the…

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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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