Posts Tagged “violence”

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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Readers share fear of street gang violence

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Readers share fear of street gang violence

Readers share fear of street gang violence Oct. 13, 2016 Street Gangs Part 2, Des Plaines Valley News, SW News-Herald, The Regional, The Reporter By Ray Hanania Last week I wrote about how most violence in Chicagoland is the result of street gangs, but we’re not doing a good job stopping it. We should treat street…

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Stop murders by making street gang membership a jailable crime

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Stop murders by making street gang membership a jailable crime

Stop murders by making street gang membership a jailable crime SW News Herald, DVN, The Regional, The Reporter Oct. 6, 2016 By Ray Hanania Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is doing all he can to reduce skyrocketing violence plaguing many neighborhoods. Hiring 1,000 more police officers is a good start, but it’s not enough. While we…

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Rahm Emanuel deserves support to fight violence

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Rahm Emanuel deserves support to fight violence

Rahm Emanuel deserves support to fight violence SW News Herald Sept. 29, 2016 By Ray Hanania Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled a three-part plan to confront Chicago’s rising murder rate. The crime wave in Chicago is so bad that people don’t feel safe walking downtown any more. This weekend, a 54 year old man was…

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Arabs need to get their public relations together

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Arabs need to get their public relations together

Arabs need to get their public relations together By Ray Hanania Three times in the past, Israel and Hamas have battled and each time thousands of innocent civilians, mostly on the Palestinian side, have been killed. In 2008, 2012 and now, 2014. The conflicts follows the same pattern. Israel claims that Hamas has fired rockets…

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