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A glimmer of hope in a Trump presidency

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A glimmer of hope in a Trump presidency

A glimmer of hope in a Trump presidency Donald Trump will be sworn in as the nation’s 45th President. Despite the partisan debate that has smothered the presidential election, Trump could be the catalyst who brings real change to Palestinians who long for a just peace and an end to the Israeli-driven conflict. It may happen,…

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Has success spoiled the Chicago Cubs?

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Has success spoiled the Chicago Cubs?

Has success spoiled the Chicago Cubs? I am so excited the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, but what is the price for that success? Two years ago the Cubs players were more receptive to meeting and greeting young fans at their convention, giving autographs and smiles. This time, it was all smiles, little eye…

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Arab Radio: Trump and the post Obama presidency

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Arab Radio: Trump and the post Obama presidency

Arab Radio: Trump and the post Obama presidency Arab Radio discussion of the impact of President Barack Obama and his legacy, and the reality of the presidency of Donald J. Trump on Arab Radio in Detroit on Friday Jan. 13, 2017 with host Ray Hanania and guests Sahar Khamis and David Alexander Bullock. They also discuss…

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Trump inauguration to be streamed live on Twitter/PBS

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Trump inauguration to be streamed live on Twitter/PBS

Trump inauguration to be streamed live on Twitter/PBS PBS NewsHour in partnership with Twitter will live stream special coverage of Inauguration Day 2017 on Twitter from 11am – 5pm ET on Friday, January 20, 2017. The special broadcast will be anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff, with NewsHour correspondents John Yang reporting from the steps…

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US economy not as strong as some claim

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US economy not as strong as some claim

US economy not as strong as some claim Nearly 60% of Americans Can’t Afford Common Unexpected Expenses Unexpected Expenses: Expert Says It’s Not If, But When Almost six in 10 Americans don’t have enough savings to pay for a $500 car repair or a $1,000 emergency room bill, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE)…

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Sprint’s Automated Voicemail Hell system

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Sprint’s Automated Voicemail Hell system

Sprint’s Automated Voicemail Hell system Trying to get service out of Sprint is like trying to keep your phone from ringing up international charges while vacationing in Mexico. No matter what you do, the system is screwed up. But just call their automated system to see how little they really care about your needs By Ray Hanania…

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It’s not about the money, but the PR power

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It’s not about the money, but the PR power

It’s not about the money, but the PR power After winning a popular American TV reality series on cooking, actor Kal Penn recently donated $25,000 to the UNRWA which helps Palestinian refugees. It may not sound like a lot of money but it has significant PR power to help educate Americans about the truth of…

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Farewell to a brilliant First Lady

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Farewell to a brilliant First Lady

Farewell to a brilliant First Lady, Michelle Obama Michelle Obama rose from obscurity to become one of the most admired, influential women in America, not just for African Americans but for everyone Published Jan. 12, 2017 Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers By Ray Hanania It’s amazing how individual…

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Christian Bishop Capucci struggled for Palestine rights

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Christian Bishop Capucci struggled for Palestine rights

Christian Bishop Capucci struggled for Palestine rights PLO Delegation Mourns Passing of Bishop Hilarion Capucci & Commemorates 52nd Anniversary of Palestinian Revolution PLO Delegation to US Mourns Passing of Bishop Hilarion Capucci Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat and the General Delegation of the PLO to the US express their deep sadness and mourn with a heavy heart…

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Without Arab World action, Kerry’s truths mean nothing

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Without Arab World action, Kerry’s truths mean nothing

Without Arab World action, Kerry’s truths mean nothing US Secretary of State John Kerry has once again exposed Israel’s rightwing government as the true obstacle to peace in the Middle East. As secretary of state, his words have true meaning. But his indictment of Israel’s failure to support peace means nothing unless the Arab World…

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A tribute to my friend David J. Steiner

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A tribute to my friend David J. Steiner

A tribute to my friend David J. Steiner Many people do not know someone like David Steiner, who spent much of his life as an activist for peace. A Jew, Steiner reached out to Palestinians and Arabs to build bonds that would help overcome the divide that angrily keeps the two peoples apart Published in the…

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Reality TV winner gives proceeds to Palestinian refugees

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Reality TV winner gives proceeds to Palestinian refugees

Reality TV winner gives proceeds to Palestinian refugees Kal Penn Wins ‘MasterChef Celebrity Showdown,’ donates Prize Money to Support Palestinian Refugees through the UN In a tight culinary competition last night, actor and public servant Kal Penn, of ABC’s Designated Survivor, took on and beat Son of Zorn’s Cheryl Hines to win FOX’s MasterChef Celebrity…

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Dubai New Years fireworks display dazzles

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Dubai New Years fireworks display dazzles

Dubai New Years fireworks display dazzles Dubai brightens up the world with dazzling New Year’s Eve fireworks show by Emaar Dubai has once again mesmerised the world with a magnificent New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacle by Emaar Properties, bidding farewell to 2016 and welcoming in 2017 in resplendent style. Thousands of spectators from all over…

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Post Apartheid South Africa applauds criticism of settlements

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Post Apartheid South Africa applauds criticism of settlements

Post Apartheid South Africa applauds criticism of settlements The Government of South Africa, a nation that had been saddled with the world’s greatest racist system of government, Apartheid, for many decades, applauded the passage of a resolution by the UN Security Council condemning Israel’s continued expansion of illegal and racist settlements as obstacles to peace. Many…

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Secretary Kerry’s speech on Middle East peace

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Secretary Kerry’s speech on Middle East peace

Here are the full text of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech regarding failed Middle East peace efforts and Israel’s illegal settlement expansion. The speech was made on Dec. 28, 2016 at The Dean Acheson Auditorium in Washington, DC. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very, very much. Thank you. (Coughs.) Excuse me. Thank…

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UN vote a slap at Netanyahu than defense of peace

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UN vote a slap at Netanyahu than defense of peace

UN vote a slap at Netanyahu than defense of peace Rather than do what she has done repeatedly during the Obama administration UN Ambassador Samantha Power abstained from a critical vote condemning Israel’s racist and illegal Jewish-only settlements. But the vote is irrelevant in the face of America’s do-nothing policies and the do-nothing policies of the Arab…

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An expensive television Christmas Story

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An expensive television Christmas Story

An expensive television Christmas Story A new generation’s “Christmas Story,” not about Santa Claus or the spirit of kindness, but about the way our utilities control our lives with no accountability and definitely no really good service. This one is about Comcast/Xfinity but it could be about them all Published in the Des Plaines Valley…

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Lebanese American leads Middle East fitness

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Lebanese American leads Middle East fitness

Lebanese American leads Middle East fitness Q & A interview with Lebanese American fitness expert Maya Nassar, Lebanese government endorsed bikini fitness athlete. Nassar entered the Miami Pro European Championships in 2013 in London, England. She did not place in the event, but returned to competitions the following year at the 2014 Pure Elite UK…

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Christmas comes early for Gatlinburg residents hit by wildfires

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Christmas comes early for Gatlinburg residents hit by wildfires

Christmas comes early for Gatlinburg residents hit by wildfires Rocky Top Sports World Hosts Hundreds…And Unlikely Christmas Party As wildfires grew closer to the city of Gatlinburg and surrounding areas, the Rocky Top Sports World facility transformed from a world-class sports complex to an emergency community shelter. In a matter of hours, the Rocky Top Sports World…

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Fires Damage two homes in Orland Park, Il

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Fires Damage two homes in Orland Park, Il

Fires Damage two homes in Orland Park, Il Fires hit two homes in Orland Park over the Christmas Holidays, one on Christmas Day related to a fireplace and a second one the following day linked to a Christmas tree Orland Fire Prevent District officials reported. Here are the two reports: Fireplace fire in Orland Park…

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