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Highlighting companies that contribute to abuses of Palestinians

  • There are two Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movements, which can be confusing. Some want to boycott specific companies and products made on illegal Israeli settlements (the original intent of BDS), while the other wants to boycott anything that is Jewish and Israeli (the new and...
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Christian Arabs hardly receive any support from the Arab world

  • Shady Srour, a Palestinian-Christian filmmaker based in Nazareth, has produced a comedic film called “Holy Air,” which has received huge promotional support from Israeli activists. It is about a fictional character who devises a scheme to sell bottled air from the Holy Land to enrich himself and...
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Bad news for ‘Brand Qatar’

  • It has been two months since the diplomatic standoff with Qatar began. As it is now evident that this crisis is not going to be resolved swiftly, many questions have been raised as to what impact the ongoing tension will have on Doha itself, as well as on the region as a whole. Some of the...
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The hard truth about Qatar’s ‘soft power’ failure

  • The cost runs into hundreds of billions of dollars — but has it been money down the drain for Doha? Qatar has over the past years spent big on so-called “soft power” moves, from the launch of Al Jazeera English in 2006, to the controversial bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022, to its invest...
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Racism remains a cornerstone of Israeli society

  • Ahmad Tibi, a leading Palestinian member of Israel’s Knesset (Parliament), did not pull any punches when he recently told me the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is racist and the main obstacle to Middle East peace. Elected to the Knesset in 1999, Tibi heads Ta’al (the Arab Movem...
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Arab American journalists under siege

  • Arab American journalism is under siege in America, not just from anti-Arab and anti-Muslim activists, but also from mainstream American journalists themselves. Mainstream American news media have been the primary source to fuel rising anti-Arab discrimination and stereotypes; they have done ev...
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A deep and dangerous knowledge gap

  • Americans are the most educated people in the world but the least educated about the world. The American education gap widens when it comes to topics of the Middle East, an area they should be better informed about considering that in the past nearly two decades, more Americans were killed or...
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A false spring at the spring meetings?

  • Every spring, international bureaucrats flock to Washington, as reliably as swallows to Capistrano, for the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, where they exchange information about their local economies and policy prospects. Because these officials atte...
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How Hollywood movies define US policies

  • The battle between the biased US news media and President Donald Trump was not the only thing on the minds of Americans during these past few weeks. Nearly 20 million of them went to theaters to watch “Patriots Day,” a dramatization of how two Chechen Muslims killed four Americans and injured...
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Trump, Obama and the ‘complacency of hope’

  • Somehow, Arabs have been herded into believing that we need “hope.”We have been convinced that we, Arabs, should just sit back and do nothing because someone is going to do for us what we need to do for ourselves, to achieve justice, peace and achieve equality in the world.The battle lines of...
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