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Consequences of nixing the Iran deal

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Consequences of nixing the Iran deal
Ghassan Rubeiz

Ghassan Rubeiz

Blogger, writers at The Arab Daily News online
Dr. Ghassan Rubeiz is an Arab-American writer, journalist and commentator on issues of development, peace and justice. He is the former Middle East Secretary of the Geneva-based World Council of Churches. Reach him at rubeizg@gmail.com.
Ghassan Rubeiz

Consequences of nixing the Iran deal By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The US Administration cannot afford to create conditions that may lead to a new war in the Middle East. President Donald Trump is expected to challenge the JCPOA agreement with Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Trump considers this international nuclear deal with France,…

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Outdated inheritance laws indicative of larger issue: status of Arab women

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Outdated inheritance laws indicative of larger issue: status of Arab women
Ghassan Rubeiz

Ghassan Rubeiz

Blogger, writers at The Arab Daily News online
Dr. Ghassan Rubeiz is an Arab-American writer, journalist and commentator on issues of development, peace and justice. He is the former Middle East Secretary of the Geneva-based World Council of Churches. Reach him at rubeizg@gmail.com.
Ghassan Rubeiz

Outdated inheritance laws indicative of larger issue: status of Arab women By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Personal statutes are hard to change in the Middle East; their enforcement is entrusted to conservative religious establishments. Outdated laws regulate marriage, inheritance, divorce, death, adoption and other family related matters. It is very difficult to introduce reform to what…

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Israeli settlements and Palestinian terror: a moral equivalence?

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Israeli settlements and Palestinian terror: a moral equivalence?
Ghassan Rubeiz

Ghassan Rubeiz

Blogger, writers at The Arab Daily News online
Dr. Ghassan Rubeiz is an Arab-American writer, journalist and commentator on issues of development, peace and justice. He is the former Middle East Secretary of the Geneva-based World Council of Churches. Reach him at rubeizg@gmail.com.
Ghassan Rubeiz

Israeli settlements and Palestinian terror: a moral equivalence? Moral obsessions block creative solutions to political disputes By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz I recently asked a Palestinian friend this provocative question: Is there moral equivalence between building Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories and Palestinian “acts of terror”? He said “Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands and Palestinian acts…

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Futility of Gulf Cooperation Council diplomacy towards Qatar

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Futility of Gulf Cooperation Council diplomacy towards Qatar
Ghassan Rubeiz

Ghassan Rubeiz

Blogger, writers at The Arab Daily News online
Dr. Ghassan Rubeiz is an Arab-American writer, journalist and commentator on issues of development, peace and justice. He is the former Middle East Secretary of the Geneva-based World Council of Churches. Reach him at rubeizg@gmail.com.
Ghassan Rubeiz

Futility of Gulf Cooperation Council diplomacy towards Qatar By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Shunning Qatar undermines a precious structure of pan-Arab diplomacy. The blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt against Qatar is more about relations with Iran than alleged links to terrorism. Unlike Saudi Arabia, Qatar has good relations with Iran…

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Qatar should not capitulate

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Qatar should not capitulate
Ghassan Rubeiz

Ghassan Rubeiz

Blogger, writers at The Arab Daily News online
Dr. Ghassan Rubeiz is an Arab-American writer, journalist and commentator on issues of development, peace and justice. He is the former Middle East Secretary of the Geneva-based World Council of Churches. Reach him at rubeizg@gmail.com.
Ghassan Rubeiz

Qatar should not capitulate By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The travel and trade blockade on Qatar – imposed by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt- is less about “stopping terrorism” and contacts with radical “Islamists” than about Qatar questioning Riyadh’s tough position against Tehran. The anti-Qatar Arab countries, having serious issues of their…

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Emerging optimism for Lebanon’s political deadlock

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Emerging optimism for Lebanon’s political deadlock
Ghassan Rubeiz

Ghassan Rubeiz

Blogger, writers at The Arab Daily News online
Dr. Ghassan Rubeiz is an Arab-American writer, journalist and commentator on issues of development, peace and justice. He is the former Middle East Secretary of the Geneva-based World Council of Churches. Reach him at rubeizg@gmail.com.
Ghassan Rubeiz

Emerging optimism for Lebanon’s political deadlock Will the Lebanese living abroad visit their homeland in large numbers this summer? By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz A disastrous civil war that lasted fifteen years (1975-1990) nearly obliterated Lebanon’s image as the “Switzerland of the Middle East.” Since the end of the civil war Lebanon has been reconstructed, physically,…

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Trump approach may not help Israel-Palestine peace process

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Trump approach may not help Israel-Palestine peace process
Ghassan Rubeiz

Ghassan Rubeiz

Blogger, writers at The Arab Daily News online
Dr. Ghassan Rubeiz is an Arab-American writer, journalist and commentator on issues of development, peace and justice. He is the former Middle East Secretary of the Geneva-based World Council of Churches. Reach him at rubeizg@gmail.com.
Ghassan Rubeiz

Trump approach may not help Israel-Palestine peace process The peace process between Israel and the Palestinians has been dormant for almost two years. President Trump has promised to reactivate negotiations. However, by sending alarming messages to Iran and, in contrast, conveying seductive rhetoric to Israel, the new US president does not seem predisposed to calm…

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Crucial Choices for Arab American Voters

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Crucial Choices for Arab American Voters
Ghassan Rubeiz

Ghassan Rubeiz

Blogger, writers at The Arab Daily News online
Dr. Ghassan Rubeiz is an Arab-American writer, journalist and commentator on issues of development, peace and justice. He is the former Middle East Secretary of the Geneva-based World Council of Churches. Reach him at rubeizg@gmail.com.
Ghassan Rubeiz

Crucial Choices for Arab American Voters Arab American have a crucial choice ahead of them but many are not taking it seriously By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Arab Americans are unanimous in their love for hummus and tabouli but not in their choice of presidential candidates.   According to the Arab American Institute 60 % percent of…

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With limited expectations, Lebanon to elect a president

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With limited expectations, Lebanon to elect a president
Ghassan Rubeiz

Ghassan Rubeiz

Blogger, writers at The Arab Daily News online
Dr. Ghassan Rubeiz is an Arab-American writer, journalist and commentator on issues of development, peace and justice. He is the former Middle East Secretary of the Geneva-based World Council of Churches. Reach him at rubeizg@gmail.com.
Ghassan Rubeiz

With limited expectations, Lebanon to elect a president After two years and a half and 45 previous attempts the Lebanese parliament is finally expected to elect 81 year old Michel Aoun as president. With a controversial background in the civil war – which ended in 1990- Aoun is an ambitious and tenacious Christian leader. More…

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Breaking out of the stagnant Palestinian-Israeli status quo

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Breaking out of the stagnant Palestinian-Israeli status quo
rayhanania

rayhanania

Managing Writer at The Arab Daily News
RAY HANANIA — Columnist

Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and for TheArabDailyNews.com, and TheDailyHookah.com.

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.

His Facebook Page is Facebook.com/rghanania

Email him at: RGHanania@gmail.com

Visit this link to read Ray's column archive at the ArabNews,com www.arabnews.com/taxonomy/term/10906
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Breaking out of the stagnant Palestinian-Israeli status quo. As long as Israel is comfortable with the occupation it will opt to maintain it. But Palestinians can radically change their predicament with a paradigm shift in their resistance. Palestinians could make the Israeli government assume full responsibility for the administration of the occupied territories. By Ghassan Michel…

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Hezbollah in Syria prolongs Lebanon political vaccum

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Hezbollah in Syria prolongs Lebanon political vaccum
Ghassan Rubeiz

Ghassan Rubeiz

Blogger, writers at The Arab Daily News online
Dr. Ghassan Rubeiz is an Arab-American writer, journalist and commentator on issues of development, peace and justice. He is the former Middle East Secretary of the Geneva-based World Council of Churches. Reach him at rubeizg@gmail.com.
Ghassan Rubeiz

Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria prolongs political vacuum in Lebanon. Since April 2014 the Lebanese parliament has convened 42 sessions for choosing the leader of the so called “confessional democracy” of the Middle East. Only in politics the Lebanese are slow learners. The key to this electoral impasse lies in Syria. For the continuation of Hezbollah’s role in…

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Syria’s future will profoundly impact the region

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Syria’s future will profoundly impact the region
Ghassan Rubeiz

Ghassan Rubeiz

Blogger, writers at The Arab Daily News online
Dr. Ghassan Rubeiz is an Arab-American writer, journalist and commentator on issues of development, peace and justice. He is the former Middle East Secretary of the Geneva-based World Council of Churches. Reach him at rubeizg@gmail.com.
Ghassan Rubeiz

The atrocities perpetrated by all sides of the civil war in Syria have reached the level of genocide. Half the population of 23 million people has been displaced. 300,000 have died. Over two million injured? The country is in ruins. National unity is severely eroded. By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The atrocities perpetrated by all sides…

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