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  • 16 Aug 2018

    Ilhan Omar thanks voters for electing her to congress

    Ilhan Omar thanks voters for electing her to Congress Somali Arab American Ilhan Omar thanks voters and Arab and Muslim community for helping her win Democratic Primary in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District. Omar could be the most popular Muslim Arab woman in Congress. Omar will be sworn into office in January 2019 along with Rashida...

  • 15 Aug 2018

    Somali Arab American Ilhan Omar wins Minnesota Congressional primary

    Somali Arab American Ilhan Omar wins Minnesota Congressional primary Ilhan Omar, a 36-year-old Somali refugee who immigrated as a teenager to America, won Minnesota’s Democratic primary election contest among five other candidates to succeed Congressman Keith Ellison. Ellison, who is also Muslim American, retired in the face of domestic abuse allegations. Despite the allegations, Ellison...

  • 14 Aug 2018

    Israel targets civilians, destroys Gaza’s al-Mishal Theater

    Israel targets civilians, destroys Gaza’s al-Mishal Theater Israel launched a terrorist attack Sunday that targeted the popular civilian entertainment center, the Said al-Mishal (Meshal) Theater in the Gaza Strip. The terrorist attack by Israel was denounced widely by Palestinian cultural leaders while voices in the Arab World were silent. The racist mainstream American news media...

  • 14 Aug 2018

    New, improved Arab News Hajj App launched

    New, improved Arab News Hajj App launched The new App from the Arab News, the Arab World’s leading English-language newspaper, is made available in Partnership with the Muslim World League and offers enhanced features to serve pilgrims and keep them connected to loved ones, and allows users to stay in touch with the Arab News...

  • 14 Aug 2018

    Four reasons why you need Zahtar in your life

    Four reasons why you need Zahtar in your life Meet the Ancient Savory Spice Blend Behind Today’s Hottest Taste Trend, Zahtar (Za’atar) There are hundreds of ways to make it and hundreds of ways to use it. There are even lots of different ways to spell it! It’s ZAHTAR – the new “it spice” for...

  • 08 Aug 2018

    Youth Hub Center to open in Lebanon with support from Joumana Kayrouz

    Youth Hub Center to open in Lebanon with support from Joumana Kayrouz Prominent Michigan Accident attorney Joumana Kayrouz announced this week that she will fund the building of a new youth hub center in Batroun, Lebanon as a part of a larger effort by Lebanese expatriates to support their former homeland. An icon of the American legal...

  • 02 Aug 2018

    National Wildlife Federation names Oday Salim as staff attorney

    National Wildlife Federation names Oday Salim as staff attorney National Wildlife Federation Hires Oday Salim as Staff Attorney, Director of U of M Law School Environmental Law & Sustainability Clinic National Wildlife Federation Great Lakes Regional Center announced the hire on August 2, 2018 of Oday Salim as staff attorney, which comes with an appointment...

  • 26 Jul 2018

    UN Human Rights group urges Egypt to release songwriter El Behairy

    UN Human Rights group urges Egypt to release songwriter El Behairy UN human rights experts* have urged Egyptian authorities to release poet Galal El Behairy, who has been detained since February for writing a song critical of government policies. Mr. El Bahairy wrote the lyrics to the song ‘Balaha’, performed by Ramy Essam, and released...

  • 25 Jul 2018

    Congresswoman McCollum stands out as principled voice on human rights

    Congresswoman McCollum stands out as principled voice on human rights Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in regards to her bill, the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391. Video of Congresswoman McCollum’s remarks can be seen here. Congresswoman McCollum’s full remarks are ...

  • 24 Jul 2018

    PBS to air documentary on struggle of Iraqi family August 27, 2018

    PBS to air documentary on struggle of Iraqi family August 27, 2018 Caught in the Crossfire, an Iraqi Family Remains Determined to Rebuild in ‘Nowhere to Hide,’ Airing August 27, 2018 on PBS. The documentary is described as an Unforgettable Look at a Battle-Torn Iraq and War’s Human Consequences Fifteen years after the U.S. invasion...

  • 19 Jul 2018

    Israel adopts Apartheid Law to discriminate against non-Jews

    Israel adopts Apartheid Law to discriminate against non-Jews Israeli parliament votes to approve Nation-State Law that enshrines Jewish supremacy over Palestinian citizens. New Basic Law approved by a Knesset vote of 62-55 has distinct apartheid characteristics and requires racist acts as a constitutional value. Statement from Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel: The...

  • 11 Jul 2018

    End perpetual detention by US of uncharged political detainees

    End perpetual detention by US of uncharged political detainees Gitmo Attorneys to Court: Find Perpetual Detention Unlawful and Order Release On June 11, 2018, lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) argued before a federal judge in a challenge to Donald Trump’s ongoing detention of men at Guantánamo. On the 16th anniversary of the...

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  • AHRC Executive Director Imad Hamad

    AHRC honored to receive the UN NGO ECOSOC Consultative Status The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) is gratified and truly honored to receive the United Nations- ECOSOC Consultative Status approved in its session held on July 24, 2018. This recognition is important to the work of AHRC. The Consultative Status will enable AHRC to actively...

  • Jewish Voice for Peace denounces Israeli killings in Gaza The death toll in Gaza is rising literally as I write – 38 people have been killed already today. By the time you’re reading this, I don’t even want to guess. Meanwhile the US Embassy officially opened in Jerusalem: a cynical, dangerous celebration of annexation. This is the Nakba (“catastrophe”) happening...

  • 5:39 AM - 14 May 2018. Israeli, Jewish peace groups protest US Embassy move May 14, 2018

    Israeli, Jewish Peace groups denounce US Embassy move Trump: moving the Embassy won’t hide the occupation!   Today, May 14, 2018 at 15:15 to 18:00‏‏‏ (Israel/Palestine time),  a demonstration is held against Trump’s reckless and cynical act of moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem!  The protest was held at 13 Eliyahu Lankin Street in Jerusalem, initiated...

  • Construction workers in the West Bank settlement of Ariel. Such Israeli settlements have expanded in recent years. Photo: Annie Slemrod/IRIN. Courtesy of the United Nations

    Amnesty International Condemns Trump Embassy move US Embassy move to Jerusalem rewards Israel’s illegal annexation and settlement policy, says Amnesty International Reacting to the opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem, Raed Jarrar, Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International USA issued the following statement: “Today, on the eve...

  • The Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the site of much anti-Palestinian protests and violence from Israeli extremist Jews and settlers‪ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Ashrawi: US is complicit in Israeli atrocities with Embassy move PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi:  “Seventy years on, the Nakba continues.” Also, BDS activists decry embassy move  “One the eve of the seventieth anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (“catastrophe”), a grave historical injustice that continues today, the U.S. will officially relocate its embassy...

  • Night shot of the Israeli supreme court building in Jerusalem which provides two sets of justice, one for Jews and one for non-Jews inside Israel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    US Embassy setback for peace Jewish, Arab peace groups argue Shalom Achshav and APN: New US Embassy in Jerusalem is a Setback for Peace. And, Arab American Institute Omar Baddar analyzes move Washington, DC – Israel’s pre-eminent peace movement Shalom Achshav (Peace Now) and its American sister-organization Americans for Peace Now are alarmed by the negative...

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