Opinion & Commentary

  • 22 Aug 2017

    Photo array: Palestinian athletes send messages of hope into sea

    Photo array: Palestinian athletes send messages of hope into sea By Ahmad Hasaballah A sports marathon for people with disabilities was held in the Gaza Strip on August 22, 2017. Participants sent their messages of hope to the sea in plastic bottles from the Gaza Port.        

  • 19 Aug 2017

    US veterans snubbed by Florida city because they were killed by Israel

    US veterans snubbed by Florida city because they were killed by Israel An American city in Florida refuses to honor American soldiers who were killed in an attack at sea, because the attacking country was Israel. And the pro-Israel haters of Christians and Muslims don’t want Americans to know about it. They hope to see...

  • 17 Aug 2017

    Magnifying Heather Heyer and POTUS Trump’s Twitter BLOCK of COMMON DEFENSE

    Common Defense is a diverse, grassroots organization of U.S. veterans and military family members who are fighting to preserve the core values they swore to uphold and defend. On Wednesday POTUS Trump attempted to shut up COMMON DEFENSE by blocking their Twitter account By Eileen Fleming On Wednesday an email from veterans of recent American...

  • 15 Aug 2017

    Producers examining abuse of Blacks in Israel need funding

    Producers examining abuse of Blacks in Israel need funding We urgently need your support. Existence is Resistance is raising funds for the filming of our new documentary Black in the Holy Land. This film will examine the lives and experiences of the various black communities throughout Palestine and the settler state of Israel. We are...

  • 15 Aug 2017

    Christian holidays blurred by focus on one religion

    Christian holidays blurred by focus on one religion The trend of the Arab World becoming focused more and more on the Islamic religion is overshadowing a powerful Christian history of Middle East tradition and eroding religious diversity. It’s also resulting in many Muslims who just don’t know anything about the richness of the Christian religion....

  • 15 Aug 2017

    How Soccer is Becoming a Major Player for Qatar Soft Power

    How Soccer is Becoming a Major Player for Qatar Soft Power France football/soccer, a new direction for Doha to seed influence and international presence By Abdennour Toumi Neymar’s transfer from F.C Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain is good news for the club, the city, and the Qatari Royal family, according to the French media and political...

  • 15 Aug 2017

    Yemen immigrant Nagi Daifallah gave his life for American cause

    Yemen immigrant Nagi Daifallah gave his life for American cause Forty-Four years ago today, an Arab American from Yemen gave his life for a just cause. The story of Yemeni immigrant and farm worker Nagi Daifallah’s has never been more important By Annie Riley “No other segment of our population is so poorly paid yet contributes...

  • 14 Aug 2017

    Iraqi government threatens journalists over criticism

    Iraqi government threatens journalists over criticism Iraqi regulator threatens TV satirist with legal action Iraqi authorities should stop threatening the pro-Kurdish broadcaster NRT and political satirist Ahmed al-Basheer, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In a letter NRT received August 10, the Iraqi Communications and Media Commission inquired whether the broadcaster’s ...

  • 13 Aug 2017

    A letter from a reader on the Brannigan controversy

    A letter from a reader on the Brannigan controversy A reader writes asking about the protests by Muslims in suburban Chicagoland against Republican Palos Township trustee Sharon Brannigan and comments she has made in the past criticizing Muslims. By Ray Hanania Sharon Brannigan has published views and opinions that have angered many Muslims in the...

  • 10 Aug 2017

    Even Israeli terrorism is not justification for Palestinian violence

    Even Israeli terrorism is not justification for Palestinian violence A recent surge in violence by Palestinians against Israeli military, police and civilians is not justified even in the face of increasing terrorism and violence by Israelis against Palestinians. The knife attacks by Palestinians are only undermining the larger interests of Palestinians to achieve freedom from...

  • 08 Aug 2017

    Absolute best Facebook Page on Middle East food

    Absolute best Facebook Page on Middle East food There are a lot of misleading places on Facebook to get information on the Mediterranean Diet and Middle Eastern foods and recipes, but one of the best Facebook pages is called “Mediterranean Foods & Recipes.” You can click here to go to the Facebook Page and join...

  • 08 Aug 2017

    Israeli Nuclear Whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu: The Muse for This American to become the Hero of Her Life

    Mordechai Vanunu was the catalyst for this American to become a Reporter Facebook was the catalyst that inspired this article regarding the ongoing Vanunu Saga  By Eileen Fleming Three weeks after this American writer’s first of eight trips to both sides of Israel Wall in Palestine, with a little help from a few friends in...

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  • Palestinian athletes send messages of hope in plastic bottles in sea during marathon for the disabled. Photo copyright Ahmad Hasaballah. All Rights reserved.

    Photo array: Palestinian athletes send messages of hope into sea By Ahmad Hasaballah A sports marathon for people with disabilities was held in the Gaza Strip on August 22, 2017. Participants sent their messages of hope to the sea in plastic bottles from the Gaza Port.        

  • Fried Kubbah, Kibbeh made from burghul stuffed with lamb and browned sliced almonds or browned pine nuts. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

    You can make Kibbeh, yes you can Kibbeh (kubbah) or friend “football shaped” burghul stuffed with diced lamb and browned sliced almonds is a popular side dish delicacy of the Mediterranean diet and a staple of most Arab meals. It’s tricky but you can do it By Ray Hanania One of my absolute favorite Middle...

  • Filmmakers and production crew of Existence is Resistance making a film about abuses of Blacks in Israel.

    Producers examining abuse of Blacks in Israel need funding We urgently need your support. Existence is Resistance is raising funds for the filming of our new documentary Black in the Holy Land. This film will examine the lives and experiences of the various black communities throughout Palestine and the settler state of Israel. We are...

  • United Farm Workers flyers printed in Arabic, distributed by Nagi Daifallah. Photo courtesy of the Arab American Institute.

    Yemen immigrant Nagi Daifallah gave his life for American cause Forty-Four years ago today, an Arab American from Yemen gave his life for a just cause. The story of Yemeni immigrant and farm worker Nagi Daifallah’s has never been more important By Annie Riley “No other segment of our population is so poorly paid yet contributes...

  • An Olive a day can improve your health Have an Olive Day – Interaceituna and the European Union Promote a Healthy Lifestyle amazing Mediterranean recipes for this summer as gazpacho, Spanish omelets with olives and olive burgers which highlight the taste and rich flavor of the European olives. Olives give us that touch of flavor that...

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    US Justice Department on Actions to prevent hate The U.S. Justice Department has issued an overview of steps that schools in the United States can do to prevent hate against Arabs, Muslims and Sikhs. Twenty Plus Things Schools Can Do to Respond to or Prevent Hate Incidents Against Arab-Americans, Muslims, and Sikhs Take Immediate Concerted...