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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pro-Israel? Or pro-Palestinian? What will be Obama’s legacy?

  • Many Arabs believed newly elected President Barack Obama would re-balance America’s heavily pro-Israel foreign policy, including establishing a Palestinian State.In fact Obama didn’t disappoint Arab world or Palestinian expectations when he embraced Palestinian rights and acknowledged Palestinian...
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Seeing Trump through the eyes of an Arab American

  • Despite having a substantial voting presence in America over the past half century, Arab Americans face a cynical choice when it comes to voting for president.We can’t escape the vacuum of the negativity between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The choice is between Trump, whose flippant...
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Israel’s strategy to erase the word ‘Occupation’ and Palestine

  • Recently, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted to approve a draft resolution that would recognize damage Israel’s government has done to Christian and especially Muslim sites in Occupied Jerusalem....
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Rebranding ourselves as ‘Arabs’ in the Trump era

  • It is time for the Arab World and Arab people to rebrand themselves in the era of newly elected President Donald Trump if we expect to see our issues addressed fairly.Arabs can sit back and let events overtake us the way they always do. Or, we can become active and do what needs to be done that...
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