Opinion & Commentary

  • 23 Nov 2017

    An American Arab Thanksgiving

    An American Arab Thanksgiving Remembering back to the 1960s when Arab Americans had hope for freedom and racism in America was focused elsewhere. Thanksgiving was a feast in Arab American homes in the 1960s and 1970s before politics, hatred, racism and Israeli violence created a refugee crisis By Ray Hanania Thanksgiving is a special holiday...

  • 21 Nov 2017

    Thanksgiving for Palestinians, Israelis and USS Liberty Veterans With HOPE

    USS Liberty survivor of The Six Day War Donald Pageler, Palestinian Christian Authors, and Jewish Israeli BDS Activist exemplify HOPE in action for Thanksgiving 2017. “HOPE has two children. The first is ANGER at the way things are. The second is COURAGE to DO SOMETHING about it.”-St. Augustine By Eileen Fleming Donald Pageler survived Israel’s...

  • 18 Nov 2017

    Israel’s Damnation and Living Death of Vanunu Mordechai, Nuclear Whistleblower

    Damnation is defined as the act of sending someone to hell or the state of being in hell. By the 14th century, the word ‘damnation’ was understood as being “condemned” as in a court of law. “Vanunu is a living death, a man who cannot leave the country who cannot speak to foreigners”-Avigdor Feldman, Israeli Human...

  • 15 Nov 2017

    Let investigation run its course, leave Islam and Banlieue out

    Let investigation run its course, leave Islam and Banlieue out Tariq Ramada might be seen as a voice for the voiceless among the Muslim and Arab youth in the banlieues, but it doesn’t make him their hero. By Abdennour Toumi Sexual harassment and rape accusations aimed at Harvey Weinstein look like a Hitchcock film noir,...

  • 14 Nov 2017

    Lebanon turmoil stoked by pro-Iranian extremists

    Lebanon turmoil stoked by pro-Iranian extremists The murder of Rafic Hariri weighs heavy over freedom in Lebanon, 12 years later. And the same forces of violence and extremism are seeking to enforce more change through terrorism. Hariri’s son Saad faces threats of violence from Syria, Iran and Hezbollah extremists By Ray Hanania If people want...

  • 12 Nov 2017

    To Israel RE: Nuclear Whistle Blower Vanunu Mordechai, Social Media and This American

    Before departing Jerusalem in 2005, This American concluded hours of interviews with Vanunu by telling him: “I will tell as in WRITE your story UNTIL Israel frees Vanunu, because it’s a mission from God for me.” By Eileen Fleming Last Wednesday Israel’s nuclear whistle blower TWEETED regarding the “irreversible”: Nov’ 6 2017.in the israel supreme...

  • 11 Nov 2017

    Hariri’s resignation sign of more trouble for Lebanon and the region

    Hariri’s resignation sign of more trouble for Lebanon and the region By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri last week has serious implications for Lebanon, the region, and beyond. Hariri’s withdrawal from political office was shocking in form and substance. The televised resignation speech was delivered in Riyadh, not in Beirut. ...

  • 02 Nov 2017

    Illinois Governor Rauner promises to turn in names of Arab activists to Israel

    Illinois Governor Rauner promises to turn in names of Arab activists to Israel Racist Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner promises to provide Israel, a foreign country, with intelligence information on American citizens living in Illinois as a part of anti-Terrorism security measures. The Governor made the promises during a weeklong visit to Israel this week. By...

  • 01 Nov 2017

    Mordechai Vanunu: Big Media and The Big Get The Media Didn’t Get

    The restrictions preventing Israel’s infamous nuclear whistle blower Mordechai Vanunu from leaving the state expire this November. Vanunu’s Norwegian wife, Professor Kristin Joachimsen applied for his asylum in 2015 after their wedding in Jerusalem. Asylum applications in Norway average four months to be approved. Norway finally approved the Vanunu family reunification application in ...

  • 30 Oct 2017

    “Hurricane Israel” causes more damage than “Hurricane Harvey”

    “Hurricane Israel” causes more damage than “Hurricane Harvey” Growing extremism in the BDS movement is weakening the Palestinian fight for justice. BDS can be so much more effective and powerful if it focused less on hating Israel and boycotting reality and instead focusing more on its core strength, exposing Israel’s government civil rights violations and...

  • 30 Oct 2017

    Algerian Berber Separatist Movement: No, I Can’t Get No Satisfaction

    Algerian Berber Separatist Movement: No, I Can’t Get No Satisfaction In Algeria other groups that compose the Berber community and identity, nevertheless the majority seem happy with a federal system. By Abdennour Toumi Ethnic groups are relocating from federal systems and vehemently manifesting their autonomy further. Some are proclaiming independence using the ethnic factor as...

  • 29 Oct 2017

    Connecting Dots: USS Liberty, Niger, Admiral and Senator McCain

    U.S. military officials sought permission to send an armed drone near a patrol of Green Berets before a deadly ambush Oct. 4 in Niger, but that request was blocked. On 6 June 1967, the Joint Chiefs sent Admiral “Slew” McCain, father of the senator from Arizona, an urgent message instructing him to move the USS...

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  • Bait-ul-Jaamay Mosque in Glen Ellyn. Imam Mohammed Zafarullah

    Imam Mohammed Zafarullah will serve the Chicagoland Community Hundreds of Muslims Welcome New Imam Mohammed Zafarullah to Bait-ul-Jaamay Mosque Imam Mohammed Zafarullah serves as a Missionary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, the oldest Muslim organization in the United States, est 1920. Under the direction and guidance of His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Khalifa...

  • Sidi Bou Said

    Six years on from their revolution, what is it like starting a business in the new Tunisia? Today, the startup scene in Tunisia.  By: Kerning Cultures In 2011, against all odds, Tunisia’s revolution successfully overthrew the dictatorial regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and sparked the beginning of the historic Arab Spring. Now, in 2017,...

  • passport stamps from the UAE. Entry via Dubai, exit via Abu Dhabi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    UAE passport awarded a certificate UAE Passport Force initiative aims high for 2021. DUBAI, UAE, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – At a ceremony, the government of the UAE accepted a certificate bestowed by the Passport Index, in recognition for being the most powerful passport in the GCC. UAE passport holders enjoy a visa-free score of...

  • Palestine activists oppose arming Israel Palestine activists to launch ‘football and hip hop blockades’ against global arms fair Palestine solidarity activists are planning to use mass football games and live music to prevent deliveries of weapons for the world’s biggest arms fair. Launching a week of action [1] with a Stop Arming Israel day on...

  • Health of journalist Hisham Gaafar deteriorates in jail Held 21 Months Without Trial Despite Serious Illness Egyptian authorities should immediately provide appropriate health care to the imprisoned journalist Hisham Gaafar, whose health, including his eyesight, is deteriorating in detention, Human Rights Watch said today. If prison authorities are unable to provide him necessary health care, they...

  • Control room of Arabic-language satellite TV channel Alhurra, June 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Alhurra.com opens the door for independent voices in the Middle East Alhurra Television’s all-news Arabic-language website, Alhurra.com, has commissioned some of the most noted and outspoken authors to be a part of the newly created op-ed section of the website. “From A Different Angle,” includes commentary by featured writers who are journalists, intellectuals and human...