Arab American News

  • 25 Apr 2018

    Berkeley university launches website that tracks anti-Muslim bills

    Berkeley university launches website that tracks anti-Muslim bills As secretary of state-pick Mike Pompeo, known for his anti-Muslim views, nears confirmation, and the Supreme Court appears poised to uphold the Muslim ban, the Haas Institute releases a database that identifies state lawmakers behind a raft of anti-Muslim legislation. The Haas Institute for a Fair and...

  • 25 Apr 2018

    Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk

    Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk There are only a few Arab American members serving in the U.S. Congress but keeping that balance stable could be a challenge. Three Arab American congressmen have left or retired from office leaving four incumbents. Six more are running in five districts, including one race where two...

  • 25 Apr 2018

    Governor candidate in Michigan denounces racist campaign tactics

    Governor candidate in Michigan denounces racist campaign tactics Breaking: Abdul El-Sayed’s statement on Anti-Muslim Bigotry By Ray Hanania A recent BuzzFeed investigation, titled “A Republican Running For Governor In Michigan Is Using Unfounded Conspiracy Theories Against A Muslim American Rival,” found that Patrick Colbeck, a Ted Cruz and Sean Hannity-endorsed GOP candidate for ...

  • 24 Apr 2018

    Corrie Foundation seeks funds to support Gaza children 

    Corrie Foundation seeks funds to support Gaza children  The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice is proudly partnering with the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project (MRSCP) and the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) for the third time to fund the Samira Project: Academic and Psychological Support for Gaza Kids in Rafah. Organized by the Rafah...

  • 24 Apr 2018

    Know Thy Heritage opens applications for July 15, 2018

    Know Thy Heritage opens applications for July 15, 2018 A Unique Opportunity to Visit Palestine! Are you between the ages 18 and 35?! Join us as we rally Palestinians from around the world for one of the most important congregations of Diaspora ever to gather in Palestine! ­ Don’t miss this opportunity to get actively...

  • 24 Apr 2018

    UN expert raises concern about violence against women in Sudan

    UN expert raises concern about violence against women in Sudan UN expert raises concerns about violence against women, calls for legal reform The UN Independent Expert on Sudan expressed concern about reports that the security forces were using violence, intimidation and other forms of abuse to silence women across the country. “These abuses are made...

  • 24 Apr 2018

    Video: Israeli soldiers cheer shooting of Palestinian civilians

    Video: Israeli soldiers cheer shooting of Palestinian civilians The Israeli Human Rights organization B’Tselem released a video showing Israeli soldiers cheer after shooting a Palestinian protester in the village of Madama, south of Nablus in the Israeli occupied West Bank. At around 2:00 P.M. on Friday afternoon, 13 April 2018, some thirty residents of the Palestinian...

  • 24 Apr 2018

    Yemeni’s organize nationwide protest against immigration restrictions

    Yemeni’s organize nationwide protest against immigration restrictions National One-Hour #BodegaStrike Shutdown April 24th Yemeni Americans will organize a protest and shutter their bodegas (small stores) across the United States to express their opposition to restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump and his immigration ban. Who: Yemeni American Merchants Association and National ...

  • 23 Apr 2018

    Arab broadcast pioneer Don Bustany dies

    Arab broadcast pioneer Don Bustany dies Donald S. “Don” Bustany passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2018, in Santa Barbara, California. Bustany, a pioneer in the Arab-American community and a longtime support of  ADC, was born in Detroit, Michigan, on August 10, 1928. He is survived by his stepdaughter Kristen.was born in Detroit to Lebanese-American...

  • 23 Apr 2018

    Largest Arab American community nonprofit celebrates 47 years of service

    Largest Arab American community nonprofit celebrates 47 years of service Nearly 2,000 guests gathered Saturday evening to celebrate ACCESS—the nation’s largest Arab American community nonprofit organization—and its 47 years of service at its Annual Dinner that took place at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The theme for ACCESS’ 47th Annual Dinner, From the...

  • 23 Apr 2018

    US Arab Chamber showcases Morocco tourism drive

    US Arab Chamber showcases Morocco tourism drive Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and New York City were the destinations for an investment promotion tour coordinated by the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) in partnership with the   Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT). This was the first-ever effort of its kind and was reported as a...

  • 22 Apr 2018

    U.S. drops “Occupied Territories” & “occupation” from Israel human rights report

    U.S. drops “Occupied Territories” & “occupation” from Israel human rights report Chapter on Israel/Occupied Territories now titled ‘Israel, Golan Heights, West Bank, and Gaza’; Adalah & zAdalah Justice Project: Elimination of references to occupation and discrimination against Palestinians is reflective of dangerous American tolerance for racism and ...

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  • CNBC, the world’s number one business and financial news network in Dubai. The network opened offices in Abu Dhabi in April 2018. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

    CNBC goes live from Abu Dhabi One of the least anti-Arab American cable TV networks opens offices in Arab World in Abu Dhabi broadcasting financial news and information to the region. CNBC offers more balanced coverage of Arab and Muslim issues than do CNN, HLN or MSNBC, the three American Cable stations with the most...

  • Young Jewish Americans with IfNotNow protest the violence by Israel's government against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip on Monday April 9, 2018. Photo courtesy of IfNotNowMovement.org

    Activists protest Senator Schumer’s silence on Gaza killings Young Jewish American Activist Group IfNotNow protests silence by U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer who has been vocal in condemning Arabs, Muslims and everyone else, except for the violations of Human Rights committed by Israel’s government. New York police arrested the protestors who refuse to compromise their humanity...

  • Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios

    Berrios supports Arab American community Arab-American community benefits as Assessor Joseph Berrios returns $1.8 million to schools and municipalities in South and Southwest Cook County Money is part of $30 million collected to date and more than $50 million billed through Erroneous Exemptions Program created by the Berrios administration CHICAGO – Cook County Assessor Joseph...

  • New One-State Foundation launched in Netherlands Launch of The One State Foundation: a new Palestinian-Israeli initiative to grow debate and support for a one state solution After over 70 years of conflict, 50 years of occupation and close to 25 years of a detrimental and counterproductive peace process it is more urgent than ever to...

  • Israeli snipers fire at Palestinians protesting in support of hunger strikers at the Gaza border with Nahal Oz. Photo copyright Gaza Strip Photographer Ahmad Hasaballah

    Adalah denounces Israeli blacklist Israel releases ‘BDS blacklist’ banning NGOs from entering country Adalah: ‘BDS blacklist’ is reminiscent of actions taken by South Africa’s apartheid regime which also prepared blacklists in order to punish people and prevent entry. Israel released on Sunday, 7 January 2018 a list of NGOs whose members will be prevented from...

  • Jewish Voice for Peace denounces Israeli blacklist Letter from Jewish Voice for Peace Executive Director Rebecca Vilkomerson: I’m equal parts furious and sad: The Israeli Strategic Affairs Ministry put Jewish Voice for Peace on the list of organizations now officially banned from entering the state of Israel. We’re racing to figure out what this means and...