Opinion & Commentary

  • 25 Jul 2017

    Israel Denies Interfaith BDS Activists Entry and Resurrects Memories of Rick Ufford Chase

    Israel prevented five members of an interfaith delegation from boarding their flight in Washington, D.C., because of their support of BDS/Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions on Israel UNTIL Israel ends the military occupation of Palestine and honors equal human rights for all. Our gratitude to Rick Ufford Chase for being one of the five and to...

  • 23 Jul 2017

    Politicians VS We Americans and the USS LIBERTY

    Politicians are professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of or a candidate for an elected office. Politicians are also defined as persons who act in manipulative and devious way to gain and keep power We American supporters and USS Liberty survivors will never give up speaking truth to power By Eileen Fleming, Joe...

  • 20 Jul 2017

    Material Support and the new FBI

    Material Support and the new FBI The soon-to-be Director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, has a concerning track record on First Amendment rights despite support from both Republicans and Democrats. By Ryan Suto “As expected” is the best description of the Senate confirmation hearing for President Trump’s pick to be the next Director of the...

  • 20 Jul 2017

    Violence in Israel defined by hypocrisy and race

    Violence in Israel defined by hypocrisy and race Israel spotlights violence when it is committed by Palestinians and plays it down when it is committed by Israeli Jews or settler fanatics. Even the punishments are different, with Christians and Muslims being punished to the extreme while Israeli Jews and settlers are often given a pass....

  • 18 Jul 2017

    Essential for UNESCO to put Hebron on endangered heritage list

    Essential for UNESCO to put Hebron on endangered heritage list Israel’s fanatic settler movement and its extremist government continue to push Holy Land heritage sites to the edge of destruction through their racist policies that discriminate against Christians and Muslims. It is important that UNESCO has placed Hebron on its endangered heritage list, regardless of...

  • 18 Jul 2017

    Futility of Gulf Cooperation Council diplomacy towards Qatar

    Futility of Gulf Cooperation Council diplomacy towards Qatar By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Shunning Qatar undermines a precious structure of pan-Arab diplomacy. The blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt against Qatar is more about relations with Iran than alleged links to terrorism. Unlike Saudi Arabia, Qatar has good relations with Iran...

  • 16 Jul 2017

    Dear French President Macron: Anti-Zionism Is NOT a Form Of Anti-Semitism

    French President Emmanuel Macron marked the 75th anniversary of the deportation of Jews from Paris during WWII, claiming Anti-Zionism “Is a new type of anti-Semitism” By Eileen Fleming On Sunday in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron admitted that denying or hiding France’s role in WWII is an ongoing disgrace stating: There are those who say...

  • 14 Jul 2017

    Fadi Thabit photo exhibit documents Gaza Life

    Fadi Thabit photo exhibit documents Gaza Life A photo exhibit by art teacher and Gaza photographer Fadi Thabit offers insight into the daily lives of Palestinians living under the brutal occupation of Israel’s punishing military embargo By Mohammed Asad The art teacher and photographer Fadi Thabit recently organized a photo gallery of photographic portraits of...

  • 14 Jul 2017

    Haaretz publishes Israeli Lie Regarding Commander of USS Liberty

    The headline at Haaretz announced: “‘But Sir, It’s an American Ship.’ ‘Never Mind, Hit Her!’ When Israel Attacked USS Liberty” We thank them for that and for reminding me of this reporter’s 2007 interview with the Commander of the USS Liberty which proves the Israeli State document cited is egregiously false By Eileen Fleming The Haaretz article...

  • 13 Jul 2017

    Le Rapprochement: An American in Paris

    Le Rapprochement: An American in Paris The rapprochement between the two capitals exists despite, both countries’ Presidents viewed as an odd couple. By Abddennour Toumi Latent differences between two great nations often emerge and become problematic for the relationship. Did there really exist an anti-French sentiment as expressed by the American media, certain politicians, the...

  • 10 Jul 2017

    American Arabs mourn passing of author Jack Shaheen

    American Arabs mourn passing of author Jack Shaheen A  former consultant on Middle East Affairs for CBS Network News, Jack G. Shaheen was an accomplished professor of Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University who helped shatter stereotypes against Arabs, Muslims and other ethnic groups by exposing the biases of Hollywood and the American media. By...

  • 10 Jul 2017

    Activist Issa Amro dragged through Israeli Gulag

    Activist Issa Amro dragged through Israeli Gulag Israel tries to silence the struggle for human rights by Christian and Muslim Palestinians in the militarily occupied West Bank. One target is civil rights activists Issa Amro who shines a light on the illegal activities and extremism of Jewish settlers in the besieged city of Hebron located...

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  • Mansaf (mensiff) -- lamb, rice, toasted Syrian pita bread and jameed sauce -- popular as a holiday dish and the national dish of Jordan. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

    Mansaf, one of the most important Arab recipes When you think of the romantic lifestyle of the Arab in the desert, you think of camels, black and white stallions, heavy black tents, flowing robes, and a silver platter of one of the Arab World’s favorite recipes, Mansaf (Mensif, Mensiff). This lamb and rice dish heaped...

  • Exhibition of photographs of the daily life of Palestinians living under siege in the Gaza Strip, hosted by artist and photographer Fadi Thabit, July 2017. Photos courtesy of Mohammed Asad

    Fadi Thabit photo exhibit documents Gaza Life A photo exhibit by art teacher and Gaza photographer Fadi Thabit offers insight into the daily lives of Palestinians living under the brutal occupation of Israel’s punishing military embargo By Mohammed Asad The art teacher and photographer Fadi Thabit recently organized a photo gallery of photographic portraits of...

  • IDF soldiers and Israeli settlers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Ehrenreich book exposes media lies about Israel’s occupation Author and award winning journalist Ben Ehrenreich pens a new book that offers readers fair and balanced insight into the reality of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinians in a way that most mainstream American news media pretends does not exist. Ehrenreich has come under vicious attack...

  • Photos from the Town of Beit Lahia in Northern Gaza, 06-28-17 by Photographer Ahmad Hasaballah.

    Photos of life at Beit Lahia in Gaza By Ahmad Hasaballah Gaza Strip war photographer Ahmad Hasaballah captures some photographs of the Palestinians in everyday in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahia. Hasaballah’s award winning photography has documented the lives and struggles of Palestinians who live under Israeli oppression and the brutal Israeli...

  • Taybeh Golden Hotel in Taybeh, West Bank, Palestine

    Taybeh announces OctoberFest details, Sept. 16 – 17 Stop by for a free Taybeh Beer Tour and Free Taybeh Winery Tour whenever visiting Taybeh, West Bank, Palestine. It’s a unique location and features the amazing Palestinian art exhibit at the Taybeh Golden Hotel By Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D. Returning one more time to Taybeh,...

  • Ziad Awad family in Gaza observe Ramadan. Photo by Ahmad Hasabllah

    Israeli oppression overshadows Gaza observance of Ramadan Palestinian Muslims who are observing Ramadan in the Gaza Strip must do so under the oppression and violence of Israel. Israel has cut off electricity, imposed a boycott on Palestinian products and services, and encircled the desert land mass with a choking military embargo. But Palestinians will prevail...