Posts Tagged “violence”

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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No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction

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No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction

No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction Two issues continue to bother me. The first is the imbalance and lack of justice in the prosecution of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, and the lack of attention to the criminal behavior of the victim Laquan McDonald. The second is the increasing amount…

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Ghassan Khatib joins The Arab Street Radio on future of Israel-Palestine peace

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Ghassan Khatib joins The Arab Street Radio on future of Israel-Palestine peace

Ghassan Khatib joins The Arab Street Radio on future of Israel-Palestine peace Former Palestinian official and now Birzeit University professor Ghassan Khatib guests on The Arab Street Arab radio show with host Ray Hanania. The Arab Street Radio show is broadcast live in Detroit on WNZK AM 690 Radio on the 2nd Friday of each…

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Victims of hate in the post-Sept. 11, 2001 America

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Victims of hate in the post-Sept. 11, 2001 America

Victims of hate in the post-Sept. 11, 2001 America This column was published in 2007 and addresses the fight to recognize the victims of the reprisals that stemmed from the Sept. 11, 2001. Many Americans refused to recognize the Americans, Arab, Muslims and “Middle East looking” who were attacked in revenge assaults in the weeks…

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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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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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Time to rise above anger when confronting Israeli extremism

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Time to rise above anger when confronting Israeli extremism

Time to rise above anger when confronting Israeli extremism Palestinians are justified in their anger and frustrations, but allowing our emotions to direct our actions is not a good strategic move. Instead, we need to set aside our anger and emotion and instead pursue a pragmatic strategy based on one goal of establishing a Palestinian…

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Violence by Israel is not justification for Palestinian violence

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Violence by Israel is not justification for Palestinian violence

Violence by Israel is not justification for Palestinian violence A recent surge in violence by Palestinians against Israeli military, police and civilians is not justified even in the face of increasing terrorism and violence by Israelis against Palestinians. The knife attacks by Palestinians are only undermining the larger interests of Palestinians to achieve freedom from…

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Hypocrisy defines how Israel responds to violence

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Hypocrisy defines how Israel responds to violence

Hypocrisy defines how Israel responds to violence Israel spotlights violence when it is committed by Palestinians and plays it down when it is committed by Israeli Jews or settler fanatics. Even the punishments are different, with Christians and Muslims being punished to the extreme while Israeli Jews and settlers are often given a pass. The…

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Real threat facing the Middle East is Iranian extremism

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Real threat facing the Middle East is Iranian extremism

Real threat facing the Middle East is Iranian extremism Published in the Arab News, Oct. 13, 2016 By Ray Hanania Although much is made of the rising threat of ISIS and al-Qaeda in the Middle East, one axis more threatening, is the violent coalition of Syria and Hezbollah, led by Iran. Iran is one of…

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