Articles by rayhanania

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hosts Iftar for area Muslims

More than 275 Muslims attend Iftar hosted Tuesday night by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in honor of the breaking of the fast by Muslims during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Emanuel vowed his administration is open to people of all…


Clinton declares war on Israeli-Palestinian peace

Hillary Clinton’s desperation to silence divisions in the Democratic Party so she can focus her attacks against Donald Trump comes with a very high price, her critics contend, for many important issues including fighting racism, winning changes to improve immigration,…


Gutierrez, Ellison urge support of Two-States

Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Chicago and Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota both reaffirmed their support for the Two-State solution for a peace accord between Palestine and Israel in a mass mailing distributed this week by J-Street. The message…


Book explores plight of some MidEast Christians

Exploring the plight of Christians in the Middle East makes it a difficult journey for those who wish to include Israel’s abuses of Arab Christians. The issue of Christian persecution in the Middle East, Arab World, Muslim World and in…


American Arab runs for Mayor of Los Angeles

American Arab Security specialist and first responder Matthew H. Giaba has announced his candidacy for mayor of the nation’s second largest city, Los Angeles. Giaba, American Lebanese and Christian, said he is driven by the need for change and solving the…


Book review: The Drone Eats with Me

None of the most celebrated Western journalists have been willing to properly or fairly capture the true horror of Israel’s terrorism and war crimes against the Palestinians who live under Israel’s brutal oppression in the Gaza Strip. But Palestinian author and journalist…


United Nations funds 15 peacekeeping missions

Approving the appropriation of $7.86 billion for 15 peacekeeping operations for the 2016/2017 fiscal period, the General Assembly today adopted 25 resolutions and one decision contained in reports from its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary). (See Press Release GA/AB/4201.) One…


Zogby ensures Palestine-Israel will be on DNC agenda

The decision by Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to include American Arab activist Jim Zogby as one of his five appointees to the Democratic Platform Committee will ensure that Middle East peace and the rights of Palestinians will remain on the…


Al Jazeera protests Egyptian death sentences

Egypt’s military dictatorship, which has the backing of President Obama and the American political establishment, has condemned six individuals including at least three reporters to death in absentia. The accused have been charged with providing state secrets to the Arab…


Orlando, Chicago, Palestine: Is murder just politics?

Orlando, Chicago, Palestine: Is violence and murder just an exercise in politics? Violence in America is defined by the race, religion and politics of the victims, not by the rule of law, principles of morality or journalism ethics By Ray…


Saudi Arabia, Egypt lead with best Universities

A new study prepared by the prestigious news magazine US News & World Report has rank the 125 top ranked universities in the Middle East and Arab World, with the best located in Saudi Arabia and in Egypt. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan…


Muslim organizations denounce Orlando massacre

The leaders of dozens of Muslim American organizations immediately denounced as intolerable and unacceptable the massacre of 49 innocent people Saturday night by a gun-touting American Muslim of Afghan heritage who had previously been identified by the FBI as having extremist…


What Muhammad Ali meant to American Arabs, and me

What Muhammad Ali meant to American Arabs, and me, a personal remembrance of Ali’s impact on the lives of American Arabs during several encounters from his beginnings in the boxing profession from Cassius Cay to Muhammad Ali and his conversion to…


EU boosts support for Tunisian democracy

In the immediate wake of the 2011 Revolution, the EU pledged to support the Tunisian people’s transition toward greater democracy, freedom and social justice. EU support for transition in Tunisia In the immediate wake of the 2011 Revolution, the EU pledged…


Al-Quds University pens deal with Arab Investment corp

Arab Palestinian Investment Company- APIC signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Al-Quds University within the Dual Studies Program with the support of German Government In line with its corporate social responsibility strategy to invest in education, culture, entrepreneurship, youth development,…


US Post Office issues new Eid stamp honoring Muslims

The U.S. Post Office has issued its latest stamp to commemorate the Muslim religious holiday of Ramadan with its latest “Eid Stamp” — Eid meaning Holiday in Arabic. Despite social media racism claiming the stamp was issued by “Muslim President…


Algeria’s 2016 Baccalaureate: Laureates in the Bac

The future of Algeria lays on its education system, it should put excellence the main demand from its students, then make sure this demand applies on its leaders as well By Abdennour Toumi Algeria’s latest melee in political incorrectness has struck…


Muslims around the world prepare for Ramadan

Muslims to begin celebration of Ramadan officially Monday June 6 Ramadan, the 9th Month of the Islamic Calendar, officially begins on Monday June 6 in the early morning, after the first sighting of the new Moon. Fasting will begin at dawn the following morning….


No justice for Americans killed by Israelis

Americans killed by Israel & 49th Anniversary of attack on USS Liberty. 49th Anniversary of the Israeli attack on the U.S.S. Liberty ignored by Americans. Americans killed by Israel continue to be forgotten by Americans. There is no patriotism for their memories…


Community salutes American Arab Tony Rezko

Tony Rezko remains an icon in the American Arab community and it was no surprise that more than 250 people including friends, family and government officials would come together in Chicago recently to celebrate his release from Federal custody recently in Chicago….



Palestinian businesses report strong growth in past year

Palestinian business group APIC reports strong growth in industries that include food, automobile, medical supplies and shopping centers. The Palestinian business group also has strong commitments to education, culture, entrepreneurship, and youth development and children, as well as general humanitarian…


Journalist Ghanem assesses Obama, Trump & Clinton

Journalist Ghanem assesses Obama, Trump & Clinton Arab Journalist Pierre Ghanem Discusses the 2016 US Presidential Elections as Viewed Through Arab and Muslim Eyes. Chuck Conconi hosted Pierre Ghanem, an Arab journalist covering Washington political affairs, on this week’s episode…


Little Syria focus of traveling Arab Museum exhibit

Little Syria, NY Exhibition returns to New York for Tour, including Ellis Island Museum. Exhibition on immigrant enclave highlights one of the largest and earliest communities of Arab Americans in U.S. Before the construction of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the…