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12-year old Gaza Palestinian challenges Guinness Record

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12-year old Gaza Palestinian challenges Guinness Record

12-year old Gaza Palestinian challenges Guinness Record By Ahmad Hasaballah Yousef al-Bahtini, a 12-year-old Palestinian boy from Gaza City, is preparing to enter the Guinness Book of World Records to break a record 20 meters in a body wrapped in a ball in 14 seconds. The test will be held in the Jordanian capital.  

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Archive: A very special Oscar night

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Archive: A very special Oscar night

A very special Oscar Night One of my personal favorite topics is the movie industry and the racism and bias that the industry allows based on politics. This incident involving Vanessa Redgrave back in 1978 impacted my life and characterized the injustices of the American media on so many levels By Ray Hanania (Originally published…

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Syrian journalist murdered with mother in Turkey

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Syrian journalist murdered with mother in Turkey

Syrian journalist murdered with mother in Turkey Orient News English reported that their English language editor Halla Barakat was found murdered in her apartment with her mother this morning in Turkey. Barakat was a fierce critic of the violence in Syria and was investigating war crimes there. She was investigating abuses and torture of prisoners…

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Palos Township official apologizes to Arabs, Muslims

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Palos Township official apologizes to Arabs, Muslims

Palos Township official apologizes to Arabs, Muslims Sharon Brannigan, a trustee in the Chicago suburb of Palos Township, offended Arabs and Muslims with broad stroke comments about immigration that pointed a finger at their race and religion. But Brannigan apologized this week, reiterating apologies she issued twice before saying that she is not anti-Arab, anti-Muslim…

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Kennedy promises to uphold Arab, Muslim rights

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Kennedy promises to uphold Arab, Muslim rights

Kennedy promises to uphold Arab, Muslim rights Illinois gubernatorial candidate Christopher Kennedy told a gathering of influential Arab and Muslim community activists Saturday that he would defend their rights as Americans and respect their cultural and religious identities. Kennedy said when his family immigrated to America, they faced the same racism and discrimination now facing…

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American Arabs need to better document their history

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American Arabs need to better document their history

American Arabs need to better document their history By Ray Hanania During my entire consciousness as an American of Arab heritage, I have always tried to document the experiences of my family, friends and organizations I have been involved with regarding Arab American history. The truth is American Arabs do a poor job of documenting…

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American Arabs endorse Kennedy for Governor

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American Arabs endorse Kennedy for Governor

American Arabs endorse Kennedy for Governor Chris Kennedy is leading as the candidate of choice for American Arabs and Muslims in Illinois. Kennedy has shown a sensitivity to issues facing American Arabs among which is access and engagement in state government. Under incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner, American Arabs have been marginalized and targeted with punitive…

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Israel’s ‘Cyber Unit’ illegally censors social media posts

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Israel’s ‘Cyber Unit’ illegally censors social media posts

Israel’s ‘Cyber Unit’ illegally censors social media posts The ‘Cyber Unit’, part of the Israeli State Attorney’s Office, collaborates with social media platforms – including U.S.-based giants Facebook and Twitter – to censor users’ posts, but has no legal authority to do so. Israel’s state attorney’s office is running a “Cyber Unit” which, in collaboration…

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Trump distraction from anti-Muslim, anti-Palestinian hate

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Trump distraction from anti-Muslim, anti-Palestinian hate

Trump distraction from anti-Muslim, anti-Palestinian hate President Donald Trump is just a decoy for Arabs and Muslims put there by the people who are hurting us the most, his enemies. You may not like everything that Trump does or says but the people who are attacking him have a history of abusing and discriminating against…

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Ziyad Tahini named “Best” Tasting by national magazine

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Ziyad Tahini named “Best” Tasting by national magazine

Ziyad Tahini named “Best” Tasting by national magazine Cook’s Illustrated crowns the Mediterranean food company’s Tahini as their favorite among leading brands. Cooks Illustrated, the iconic magazine that investigates how and why recipes work, named Ziyad brand All Natural Tahini as the best tasting sesame seed paste on the market. The recognition is the result…

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Muslims hold Science and Tech convention Sept. 10 Kazakhstan

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Muslims hold Science and Tech convention Sept. 10 Kazakhstan

Muslims hold Science and Tech convention Sept. 10 Kazakhstan Muslim world’s first science & tech summit convenes Heads of State and senior officials from 57 nations to tackle health, climate change, water and food security challenges This week the largest ever meeting of Islamic nations concerning science and technology will take place in Kazakhstan (Sept…

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Reorganize and improve the Arab League

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Reorganize and improve the Arab League

Reorganize and improve the Arab League The Arab League needs to be reorganized putting an emphasis on moderation and public relations while targeting for expulsion the extremists in the Arab World. It’s the only way to counter Israel’s abusive political public relations campaigns to demonize the Palestinians, blame all Arabs for ISIS, and tighten the…

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