Opinion & Commentary

  • 20 Apr 2018

    Rewriting the future: Editor in Chief Faisal J. Abbas on Arab News’ new leaf

    Rewriting the future: Editor in Chief Faisal J. Abbas on Arab News’ new leaf The Arab News Newspaper is the leading English language newspaper in the Middle East, and important title that reflects the focus of much of its editorial content which has been published over the past 43 years. The newspaper has expanded, embraced...

  • 18 Apr 2018

    Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa

    Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa The role of tipping in the Arab World in tourism and the economy is important. To most Western tourists particularly Americans, the question of tipping is normal, like adding sales tax to the bill, but in the Middle East, however, the question of tipping, and add to it...

  • 18 Apr 2018

    With Israel and Iran clashing over Syria, no end in sight for the conflict

    With Israel and Iran clashing over Syria, no end in sight for the conflict Conflict in Syria expands beyond Syria including Russia, Iran, Israel, the United States, Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia and Europe By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz In Syria, the conflict is no longer primarily Syrian. With seven years of political and military escalation, Syria has...

  • 18 Apr 2018

    American Palestinian to Sail “The Liberty” in honor of the USS Liberty and his Mother

    Nabil Amra will captain “The Liberty” as one of 19 sailors in the 2018 Golden Globe Race who will travel 30,000 miles alone and without outside assistance for about nine months replicating a 1968 race that ended with one finisher. By Eileen Fleming Nabil Amra was born and lived in the USA from 1975 until...

  • 17 Apr 2018

    Mordechai Vanunu, Secret Weapon and Persistent Missions

    Mordechai Vanunu emerged from 18 years behind bars on 21 April 2004 under ongoing draconian restrictions because Israel claims Vanunu still has secrets about their nuclear weapons program. Three years into Vanunu’s first stint in solitary confinement the movie “Secret Weapon” about Israel’s nuclear bomb was released. By Eileen Fleming The logline for the film “Secret...

  • 17 Apr 2018

    Google discriminates against Arab news sites

    Google discriminates against Arab news sites Google is one of the most important online news and information sites so when it discriminates against pro-Arab writing and promotes pro-Israel writings, there is something wrong. It’s racist, actually, and the Arab World should be aware of Google’s biases. Google needs to change. It’s about fairness, objectivity and...

  • 14 Apr 2018

    Saudi Crown Prince forges ahead against extremism

    Saudi Crown Prince forges ahead against extremism Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is taking a realistic approach to the Middle East as he bolsters the voices of moderates, challenges the extremists and pushes for a realistic peace accord between Israel and Palestine. The tactic MBS is pursuing is one that few Arabs have...

  • 13 Apr 2018

    In Honor of the USS Liberty Veterans Association and in Response to Anti-Semites

    The Liberty Veterans Association’s Statement of Purpose concludes with the goal: TO BRING THE TRUE STORY OF THE ATTACK ON THE U.S.S. LIBERTY AND HER HEROIC CREW TO THE AWARENESS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. By Eileen Fleming ANTISEMITISM IS EXPRESSED AS HOSTILITY TOWARD OR DISCRIMINATION OF JEWS AS A RELIGIOUS, ETHNIC, OR RACIAL GROUP. This American reporter...

  • 12 Apr 2018

    In Honor of Ron Grantski USS Liberty Survivor of The Six-Day War

    Ron Grantski became internationally known for being Laci Peterson’s step-father who testified at the 2004 blockbuster trial of Laci’s husband, Scott Peterson, who was found guilty of her murder and their unborn child.  In 1967 Grantski became a survivor of Israel’s June 8 attack on the USS Liberty. On Sunday Grantski died at home in his...

  • 06 Apr 2018

    Western media provides cover for Israeli violence

    Western media provides cover for Israeli violence The violent reaction of the Israeli government to protesters demonstrating against Israel’s oppressive policies in the occupied territories and against Christian and Muslim citizens inside Israel is being enabled by a biased mainstream American and Israeli news media that plays down Israeli atrocities while exaggerating Palestinian ...

  • 05 Apr 2018

    A New NAFTA Could Cure Disease

    A New NAFTA Could Cure Disease By Charles Boustany American, Canadian, and Mexican trade negotiators are in the midst of hashing out a new North American Free Trade Agreement. Several contentious issues remain unresolved. One of the biggest sticking points is the strength of intellectual property protections, such as patents and copyrights. The Canadians and...

  • 05 Apr 2018

    Love Story by USS Liberty Survivor of The Six-Day War

    USS Liberty survivor of The Six Day War, Donald Pageler exemplifies love as described by Fyodor Dostoyevsky in “The Brothers Karamazov”: “Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams… active love is labor and fortitude.” By Eileen Fleming People with fortitude exemplify courage, endurance, resilience, moral fiber, strength of...

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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...