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Arab Americans should not settle for the lesser of two evils

  • Wouldn’t it be nice to hear Palestinian and Israeli activists and leaders call out the extremists on both sides, instead of acting like the defenders of one side only. I was on a radio show in Chicago recently and, while I condemned Hamas for the horrific violence of Oct. 7, I also condemned ...
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Israel losing support in US due to Gaza violence

  • Israel’s excessive violence against Palestinian targets in Gaza is steadily undermining the support it has long enjoyed among the American public, especially among young people, who generally rely more heavily on social media for their news and information than the largely biased US media. Se...
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Biden continues to offer Arab Americans mere breadcrumbs

  • Thursday’s announcement by the US Census Bureau that it will, for the first time, include a limited category for Americans from the Middle East or North Africa is clearly a political and desperate ploy by President Joe Biden to counter the growing opposition to his reelection bid among Arab and...
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Democrats face increasing Arab and Muslim voter rejection

  • One week after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called for “new elections,” calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an obstacle to peace who has “lost his way,” 19 Democratic Senate colleagues released a letter urging “recognition of a non-militarized Palestinian state.” Schumer,...
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How Palestinians can turn the Gaza PR war in their favor

  • Whoever controls the pen, controls the message. And whoever controls the message, controls the war. Before and even during its Gaza war, Israel has always held an advantage over the distribution of information. For Israel’s government and military, the most important weapons are not only th...
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Leadership void in US fuels the carnage in Gaza

  • US President Joe Biden’s administration has been a failure across the board when it comes to foreign policy, and that failure has helped fuel the intensity of Israel’s violence in the Gaza Strip. No one would fault Israel’s government, even one as extremist and right wing as that of Prime Min...
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Anti-Arab, Islamophobic rhetoric center stage in the US

  • Chicago last week became the largest American city to adopt a resolution calling for both a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza and the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages held by Hamas. Calls to end the conflict stem from the high casualty rate, with about 1,200 Israelis killed on ...
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Biden’s double standard on Israeli, Palestinian accusations

  • When Israel last week accused a small number of UN Relief and Works Agency employees of participating in the violent Oct. 7 attack on the country, the US did not even hesitate before announcing a freeze in funding to the agency that supports Palestinian refugees. The White House took swift ac...
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What will be the consequences for the suffering Israel has sown?

  • As the world remains focused on Israel’s revenge massacre of civilians in the Gaza Strip, where it has killed some 24,000 people, including more than 10,000 children, Tel Aviv has opened an unmonitored front in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Although Israeli soldiers and armed settlers hav...
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Gaza protesters in US need to win hearts and minds

  • Israel’s massively violent and indiscriminate response to the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks, killing more than 22,000 people, including some 10,000 children, has provoked widespread international condemnation. But while US President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have expressed unrest...
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