Arab World Opinion & Bloggers

  • 24 Feb 2017

    USS Liberty and the Real News about Congressman Dennis Ross and Senators #MarcoRubio #RandPaul

    Israeli planes and torpedo boats attacked the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 while navigating in international waters 34 US Sailors and Marines were killed and 174 wounded The attack on the USS LIBERTY has never received a full investigation, as required by law. By Eileen Fleming Professional politician U.S. Representative Dennis A. Ross claims...

  • 23 Feb 2017

    HBO releases new documentary on Syria

    HBO releases new documentary on Syria HBO will premier a new documentary on the civil war in Syria called Cries from Syria, to be broadcast on March 13th at 10:00pm ET/PT. (Trailer video below) Cries of Syria, Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky (Academy Award Nominee for 2015’s Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom) In March 2011, the Syrian people, inspired...

  • 22 Feb 2017

    Taybeh Vinfest in Palestine

    Taybeh Vinfest in Palestine By Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D.  Jazz Trio will be the highlight of the Taybeh Vinfest 2017 on Friday night starting at 5 pm, February 24th at the Taybeh Winery in one of the most ancient locations in Palestine where good things continue to happen under harsh conditions with Mohammed Qutati on keyboard;  Stelios from...

  • 22 Feb 2017

    Palestinians & Israelis join in protest against Hebron settlement

    Palestinians & Israelis join in protest against Hebron settlement Joint demonstration by Palestinians and Israelis in central Hebron, Feb. 24, 2017, to protest racist Jewish-only settlement in Hebron and violence by Hebron settlers and soldiers against Arab residents. Israeli citizens – Jewish and Palestinian alike – will join local Palestinian residents of Hebron for a...

  • 22 Feb 2017

    Republican Congressman Dennis Ross Overwhelmed at #TownHall Meeting #USSLiberty #WomensMarch #Resistance

    US Representative Dennis Ross told the standing-room-crowd in District 15, Florida: “It’s absolutely overwhelming to see this turnout…” Many constituents held signs stating “Disagree” “BOO” “Nyet My President” and “No Pipeline.” By Eileen Fleming Congressman Dennis Ross has been an enthusiastic defender of Mr. Trump. The SRO crowd at ...

  • 21 Feb 2017

    The Source of Muslim Extremism

    The Source of Muslim Extremism By Mike Ghouse Contemporary Muslim Scholar Hamza Yusuf writes, “This insidious disease has a source, and that source must be identified, so we can begin to inoculate our communities against it.” Indeed, that source is clear. Hamza Yusuf knows it and Muslims know it. We just did not want to deal...

  • 18 Feb 2017

    The Day of Glory will come, Be Blonde & Govern

    The Day of Glory will come, Be Blonde & Govern This is the first time in French Political history a woman has run for a high office in the Republic as a seriously viable candidate for President who could win. By Abdennour Toumi On the road to the Élysée Palace, Ms Le Pen, Far-right party...

  • 17 Feb 2017

    The New York Times and the One-State Two-State Vanunu Blues #ThisAmerican #Reporter

    The New York Times OPED, “One-State Two-State Blues” by Roger Cohen is eliciting hundreds of comments This American Reporter’s Comment was NOT approved Thus it follows here By Eileen Fleming Friday’s The New York Times opinion piece by Roger Cohen had garnered 45 comments by the time this reporter submitted hers. As of this writing,...

  • 16 Feb 2017

    What Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley Can Teach Trump and Bibi about Palestine and Cannabis

    Jimi Hendrix was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter Jimi Hendrix died in 1970 but his spirit expressed through his music and art Continue to inspire and unite   By Eileen Fleming Jimi Hendrix headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969. Before his accidental death from barbiturate-related asphyxia on September 18, 1970, at the age of...

  • 16 Feb 2017

    Trump opens door to “One State,” riles Israelis

    Trump opens door to “One State,” riles Israelis President Donald Trump riled Israelis on the right, center and left when he spoke with reporters at a press conference Wednesday with rightwing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. While Arabs and Palestinian activists were incensed over Trump distancing himself from the Two State Solution and the typical and...

  • 15 Feb 2017

    Trump resists condemnation of Two-States, predicts peace deal

    Trump resists condemnation of Two-States, predicts peace deal President Donald Trump held a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offering enthusiastic support for Israel and a stronger approach against threats from Iran, hesitation on campaign promises to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem, but wavered when pressed on the issue of abandoning...

  • 14 Feb 2017

    Trump approach may not help Israel-Palestine peace process

    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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  • AlDowayan exhibit continues through March 26, Miami

    AlDowayan exhibit continues through March 26, Miami Solo Exhibition “I Am Here: Manal AlDowayan” to open Feb. 17; on Display through March 26 Rojas + Rubensteen Projects, a contemporary art gallery and community hub in Little River, Miami, is pleased to present the exhibition “I Am Here” by world-acclaimed female artist Manal AlDowayan, hailing from Saudi...

  • HBO Documentary "Cries of Syria"

    HBO releases new documentary on Syria HBO will premier a new documentary on the civil war in Syria called Cries from Syria, to be broadcast on March 13th at 10:00pm ET/PT. (Trailer video below) Cries of Syria, Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky (Academy Award Nominee for 2015’s Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom) In March 2011, the Syrian people, inspired...

  • HBO Documentary "Cries of Syria"

    HBO releases new documentary on Syria HBO will premier a new documentary on the civil war in Syria called Cries from Syria, to be broadcast on March 13th at 10:00pm ET/PT. (Trailer video below) Cries of Syria, Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky (Academy Award Nominee for 2015’s Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom) In March 2011, the Syrian people, inspired...

  • Boston protests against Israel's brutality in the Gaza Strip and the massacre of thousands of civilians. Courtesy of an attendee

    The Power of Hollywood Movies in the Palestine & Middle East conflicts Ray Hanania’s podcast is an audio version of his column published  Jan. 26, 2017  in the Arab News in Saudi Arabia. It discusses the power of movies and how they can significantly alter, change and impact the beliefs of the American people. Why...

  • Im Hussein Comedy, Ghashee wa Mashee

    Im Hussein Comedy show “Ghashee w Mashee” March 25, 2017 Newmark Theater, Antoinette Hatfield Hall at 1111 SW Broadway Ave., Portland, OR 97205 Tickets are $45 and $80 Im Hussein stars in Ghashee w Mashee (the dumbass), written by Najee Mondalek, at the Portland’5 Newmark Theatre Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7:30pm. As if Im Hussein...

  • Chicago Cubs Convention 2017, autographed baseballs. Photo courtesy Ray Hanania. Permission granted to republish with full attribution

    Has success spoiled the Chicago Cubs? I am so excited the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, but what is the price for that success? Two years ago the Cubs players were more receptive to meeting and greeting young fans at their convention, giving autographs and smiles. This time, it was all smiles, little eye...