Posts Tagged “Palestinians”

Big picture overview of Rashida Tlaib’s and Michigan elections

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Big picture overview of Rashida Tlaib’s and Michigan elections

Big picture overview of Rashida Tlaib’s and Michigan elections Although there is much focus on the fact that Rashida Tlaib is Muslim, and is touted as the “first Muslim woman” to be elected to Congress this November, her Arab heritage is of much more significance. As a Palestinian Arab, Tlaib could find herself in an…

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Tel Arad (Khan al-Ahmar) Palestinians to be expelled by Israel

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Tel Arad (Khan al-Ahmar) Palestinians to be expelled by Israel

Tel Arad (Khan al-Ahmar) Palestinians to be expelled by Israel Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazi soldiers until they were discovered towards the end of the war. But Anne Frank’s diary speaks only of the fear, frustrations, and tension of life before they were taken to the concentration camps. That experience of…

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Arabs should step-aside from Trump Israel train wreck, let it happen

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Arabs should step-aside from Trump Israel train wreck, let it happen

Arabs should step-aside from Trump Israel train wreck, let it happen Palestinians should reject rejectionism and get out of the way of the Trump train wreck that promises to achieve little except open the door to more dramatic and widespread changes. The Arab World’s and Palestinian strategies of rejectionism has led us to this place…

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Haley gets smackdown at UN for fascist support of violence

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Haley gets smackdown at UN for fascist support of violence

Haley gets smackdown at UN for fascist support of violence The United Nations General Assembly spoke out powerfully against Israeli atrocities including the intentional killing and maiming of civilian protestors who are outside of Israel’s borders. Vicious Nikki Haley gets slapped down by members of the United Nations criticizing her hypocrisy to denounce violence against civilians…

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Roseanne Barr, the media, political hypocrisy and a “teaching moment”

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Roseanne Barr, the media, political hypocrisy and a “teaching moment”

Roseanne Barr, the media, political hypocrisy and a “teaching moment” Roseanne Barr said something stupidly racist about Valerie Jarrett and Jarrett responded saying we should take it as a “teaching moment.” But what kind of “teaching moment” can we have in an America that is deeply divided, caught in the middle between extremist politics and…

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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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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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