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Podcast: Did Israel apologize to Jordan?
ByRay Hanania and Ali Younes
A Jordanian Judge who was traveling to Nablus, Palestine, Raed Zeiter, was shot and killed by Israeli border guards at the Allenby Bridge crossing on Monday, March 10, when he allegedly protested against abuse by the soldiers. For more than one week, Israel did not issue any statement on the killing, which critics charged was unprovoked, and Jordanians protested throughout the country against the murder. Jordanian military and police brutally suppressed the protests.
After more than one week of criticism, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Shimon Peres called Jordan’s King Abdullah II and offered their “regrets” over the death. Jordan immediately told the Jordanian public that Peres had “apologized.” In fact, there was no apology. The story was picked up by Ali Younes, the editor of The Arab Daily News online. Younes discusses the story and the ramifications of the story with The Arab Daily News Managing Editor Ray Hanania.
Click here for the original story link. Podcast March 18, 2014.
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Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.
"I write about three topics, the Middle East, politics and life in general. I often take my life experiences and offer them in an entertaining way to readers, and I take on the toughest topics like the Israel-Palestine conflict and don't pull any punches about what I feel is fair. But, my priority is always about writing the good story."
Hanania 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 at www.TheArabDailyNews.com, www.TheDailyHookah.com and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.
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, Hanania 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. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.
The managing editor of Suburban Chicagoland Online News website www.SuburbanChicagoland.com, Hanania's columns also appear in the Southwest News Newspaper Group of 8 newspapers.
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