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Malfouf — the Rice and Roll of the Middle East

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Malfouf — the Rice and Roll of the Middle East

Malfouf — the Rice and Roll of the Middle East Published courtesy of ArabAmerica.com By Blanche Shaheen Arab America Contributing Writer The word “malfouf” in Arabic means both “cabbage” and “rolled.” So in Arab culture, cooks must have felt that it was only natural to roll up the cabbage around rice, and the popular dish…

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Tunisia in transition with hope and challenges, UN expert says

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Tunisia in transition with hope and challenges, UN expert says

Tunisia in transition with hope and challenges, UN expert says Tunisia has continued to make progress on democracy since the revolution more than seven years ago, including a Constitution guaranteeing fundamental rights for all Tunisians, but there is still a lot to do, says a UN human rights expert. “Tunisia still faces numerous challenges, including…

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Host an Iftar to help Gaza refugees

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Host an Iftar to help Gaza refugees

Host an Iftar to help Gaza refugees The United Nations Relief and Works Agency is organizing worldwide support for Palestinian refugees living in the Israeli besieged Gaza Strip this Ramadan. You can help, too, by hosting an “Iftar for Gaza” event and donating proceeds to support the Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. This is…

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Arab America salutes National Arab American Heritage Month with Washington DC event

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Arab America salutes National Arab American Heritage Month with Washington DC event

Arab America salutes National Arab American Heritage Month with Washington DC event (Reprinted with permission from ArabAmerica.com.) By Emiliya Strahilova Arab America Contributing Writer Last Thursday (April 12, 2018) an exciting venue in Washington DC, right next to the White House, was the site where Arab America acknowledged for a third consecutive year National Arab American Heritage Month(NAHM)….

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Google discriminates against Arab news sites

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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…

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Peace Now denounces settler takeover of Arab home in Hebron

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Peace Now denounces settler takeover of Arab home in Hebron

Peace Now denounces settler takeover of Arab home in Hebron And the world has to ask why some people don’t understand the BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) movement which denounces and protests the violence and racism of the Israeli settler movement. Another example of how Israeli settlers violate the rights of Christians and Muslims inside Israel…

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