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New online national directory of Arab Americans

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New online national directory of Arab Americans

New online national directory of Arab Americans The Arab Daily News online news network is launching a new and free National Arab American Directory that provides information on Arab American news media, Arab American organizations, Arab American religious institutions (Mosques and Arab Churches), and Arab American restaurants. The project is the brainchild of Arab American writer…

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Leaders challenge USCIRF failure to defend Muslim, Christian rights

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Leaders challenge USCIRF failure to defend Muslim, Christian rights

Leaders challenge USCIRF failure to stand up for Muslim, Christian rights James Zogby and Faith Leaders Discuss USCIRF Refusal to Address Israel’s Violations of Religious Freedom. The briefing was streamed via Facebook Live and can be viewed via this link. On Wednesday, April 26, James Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute who serves as a member…

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Chicago aldermen move to re-establish Arab rights

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Chicago aldermen move to re-establish Arab rights

Chicago aldermen move to re-establish Arab rights Chicago has been friendly and supportive to the American Arab community for many years. One of my journalism first assignments was covering Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley in welcoming the Ambassador of Morocco to City Hall in 1976. As the only Arab newspaper reporter in the Midwest at the…

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Israel prison Gulag denies rights to non-Jewish prisoners

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Israel prison Gulag denies rights to non-Jewish prisoners

Israel prison Gulag denies rights to non-Jewish prisoners Supreme Court, state have previously determined punitive tactic is illegal; Adalah demands Attorney General take immediate action. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel is urgently fighting an Israel Prison Service (IPS) practice which is preventing Palestinian prisoners who are participating in a…

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Pintak launches new program on Soundcloud

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Pintak launches new program on Soundcloud

Pintak launches new program on Soundcloud “I am pleased to announce the launch of my new show, American Fault/Lines, a one-hour weekly current affairs program that premiered Sunday on FM News 101 KXL Portland, Oregon,” Lawrence Pintak said. This week’s show Confronting Trump, a Report Card on the Opposition Now available on Soundcloud (Coming soon to iTunes, Google…

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Summer Photography camp helps kids see world

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Summer Photography camp helps kids see world

Summer Photography camp helps kids see world Two week-long camps set; need-based scholarships available The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is gearing up for another summer season of youth exploration and enrichment of artistic talent through the SURA Arts Academy 2017 Summer Camps. The award-winning program equips students with the necessary training and tools to…

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Beyond the Beltway Radio panel tackles North Korea threat

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Beyond the Beltway Radio panel tackles North Korea threat

Beyond the Beltway Radio panel tackles North Korea threat The weekly Sunday radio show Beyond the Beltway, hosted by veteran political writer and commentator Bruce DuMont, tackles the frightening issue of the rising threats of North Korea’s tyrant Kim Jong Un. Panelists included Asian specialist Karl Friedhoff of the Chicago Council of Global Affairs who has…

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Arc of the U.S. to be honored at AAI Gala

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Arc of the U.S. to be honored at AAI Gala

Arab Americans Honor The Arc of the U.S. for Work on Behalf of Intellectually & Developmentally Disabled Community Presentation to be Made at 2017 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards April 20, 2017 (Washington) – On Thursday, April 27, 2017, the Arab American community will honor the work of The Arc of the United States…

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Zogby named to Democratic Unity Commission

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Zogby named to Democratic Unity Commission

Zogby named to Democratic Unity Commission The turmoil between Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders that undermined the credibility of the Democratic National Committee will be the focus of a Unity Commission set up by both candidates and the DNC, and will include at least one American Arab, Jim Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute…

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Hypocrisy at racist, anti-Arab/Muslim Chicago Sun-Times

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Hypocrisy at racist, anti-Arab/Muslim Chicago Sun-Times

Hypocrisy at racist, anti-Arab/Muslim Chicago Sun-Times Most mainstream American journalists love to dish it out and criticize people, but they are thinned skinned and hate to be criticized themselves, especially when they are involved in their own conflicts-of-interest that they fail to mention in their stories. As a columnist who writes my opinions, I also…

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Democracy reinforced under Turkey’s Erdogan

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Democracy reinforced under Turkey’s Erdogan

Democracy reinforced under Turkey’s Erdogan My column this week in the Arab News speaks to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, truly one of the few real Democratic leaders in the Middle East standing up to rising religious extremism from Muslims in the Arab World, Christians in the West and Jews in radical Israel. A referendum he…

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A Turkish Democracy with a sour K’nafah taste

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A Turkish Democracy with a sour K’nafah taste

A Turkish Democracy with a sour K’nafah taste What does the outcome of the vote mean for the future of new Turkey’s political Second Republic? By Abdennour Toumi Sunday the Turks voted on a referendum proposing eighteen amendments to Turkey’s 1982 constitution. These amendments have passed and given birth to Turkey’s Second Republic, granting President…

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Detroit doctor charged with Female Genital Mutilation

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Detroit doctor charged with Female Genital Mutilation

Detroit doctor charged with Female Genital Mutilation Detroit Emergency Room Doctor Arrested and Charged with Performing Female Genital Mutilation A Detroit Emergency Room physician was charged by complaint for performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on minor females. Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Daniel L….

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Palestinian artist Kamal Boullata recognized for Lifetime work

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Palestinian artist Kamal Boullata recognized for Lifetime work

Palestinian Artist Kamal Boullata Recognized for Lifetime Work Presentation at 2017 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Palestinian artist and writer Kamal Boullata will receive a Special Recognition Award for his lifetime of work and dedication to bettering humanity through art at the Arab American Institute Foundation’s 19thannual Kahlil Gibran…

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Rising Lamb costs changing Middle East food market

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Rising Lamb costs changing Middle East food market

Rising Lamb costs changing Middle East food market The rising cost of lamb meat is forcing many Middle East and Arab restaurants to change their menus, offering cheaper and less appealing “ground beef” as an alternative to the more costly lamb, and it is having a negative impact on the quality of food served at…

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Illinois men charged with conspiring to provide material support to ISIS

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Illinois men charged with conspiring to provide material support to ISIS

Illinois men charged with conspiring to provide material support to ISIS Joseph D. Jones, also known as “Yusuf Abdulhaqq,” 35, and Edward Schimenti, also known as “Abdul Wali,” 35, both of Zion, Illinois, were arrested today on a federal complaint charging them with conspiring and attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic…

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