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Politics of hate prevent the discussion of big issues

  • America is polarized and divided and the world must wonder whether or not it can fulfill its supposed role as “leader of the free world.” What exactly that phrase is supposed to mean, I just do not know any more, given the internal fighting that dominates this country. President Joe Biden, a D...
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Criticism of Israel is a hate crime but attacking a Christian church is not?

  • Whenever a Synagogue is vandalized in the Arab world, or even in the West, the incident is often characterized as a hate crime and condemned widely. Americans, especially, are exposed to extensive coverage in the mainstream media of such attacks, including reports of the damage to property an...
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Report documents Israeli brutality against children in Gaza

  • Israel’s relentless assault on the citizens of the Gaza Strip began on the very day that it was captured by Israel in June, 1967. But the brutality has risen sharply ever since Israel withdrew its 21 illegal settlements in August, 2005 and relocated its occupation forces to encircle Gaza. M...
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New silent intifada threatens Israel’s apartheid

  • Violence between Israelis and Palestinians has increased and threatens to overrun Israel, but it seems like much of the mainstream news media and the Tel Aviv government are playing it down and hoping it will just go away. Israel has much to fear from a potential third intifada. It would not j...
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Biden offers Palestinians hope of new peace process

  • No president has done more to support Arab Americans and to stand by the principles of peace and justice for Palestinians than Joe Biden. He has done even more than Bill Clinton and far more than Barack Obama, whose political career is fondly recalled in the heart of the Palestinian American co...
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‘Biden Arabs’ should be given a voice

  • April is designated as Arab American Heritage Month in the US and this past month has showcased not only the many heritage month festivals and events that have been held, but also the personalities that headline Arab American activism. One of the most promising recent developments for the comm...
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Madam Vice President: Psagot is a racist settlement

  • I think it is great that US Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff, the “second gentleman,” hosted a Passover seder at their residence the other day. It is important that our elected officials recognize all of the major religions for Easter, Passover and Ramadan, as they have...
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Israel’s failure to pursue peace may provoke more violence

  • The First Intifada — Palestinian civilian protests against Israeli brutality — began on Dec. 9, 1987, in the Jabalia refugee camp after an Israeli military vehicle collided with a civilian car, killing four Palestinian workers. Although Israel denied that the killings were intentional — Israel...
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How Palestinian pens can defeat Israel’s sword

  • Israeli soldiers killed another Palestinian teenager this week, having accused him of throwing a firebomb during protests in the Palestinian village of Al-Khader near Bethlehem. The victim, Mohammed Shehade, was only 14. Israeli officials immediately asserted that he was one of three Palestin...
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No end in sight to the skewed portrayal of Israeli-Palestinian violence

  • The Palestinian-Israeli relationship has come down to a one-sided vicious circle of events in which the violence committed against Palestinians is often far worse than that against Israelis. Incidents committed by Palestinians are treated as acts of “terrorism,” which automatically implies tha...
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