Archive For The “Arab American History” Category

Arab American veteran showcased during Immigrant Heritage Month

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Arab American veteran showcased during Immigrant Heritage Month

Arab American veteran showcased during Immigrant Heritage Month More than 12,000 Arab Americans served in the United States Military during World War II, and many served before and after in other wars defending America. Their service is an important part of Immigrant Heritage Month which is celebrated every June along with the achievements of other…

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Arab community mourns passing of Salameh Zanayed

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Arab community mourns passing of Salameh Zanayed

Arab community mourns passing of Salameh Zanayed An icon of the Arab American community died on May 13, 2018. Salameh Zanayed was a pillar and pioneer for achievement in Arab activism, Arab media and in empowering Arab Americans in regional government in Chicago and Illinois. He was adept at diplomacy in juggling the many rival…

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Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk

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Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk

Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk There are only a few Arab American members serving in the U.S. Congress but keeping that balance stable could be a challenge. Three Arab American congressmen have left or retired from office leaving four incumbents. Six more are running in five districts, including one race where two…

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Nearly 1,000 Christian Arabs will reunite this summer in Ramallah

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Nearly 1,000 Christian Arabs will reunite this summer in Ramallah

Nearly 1,000 Christian Arabs will reunite this summer in Ramallah The American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine will bring together nearly 1,000 Christian Arabs  Nearly 1,000 Christian Arab Americans Expected to Reunite in Ramallah, Palestine for Annual Family Reunion at its 60th Annual convention which will be held in the city located just 10 miles north…

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Chicagoland’s Arabs learn first lesson in real politics

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Chicagoland’s Arabs learn first lesson in real politics

Chicagoland’s Arabs learn first lesson in real politics Though divided over political races, Chicago’s Arab American community has come together as a powerful force that can no longer be taken for granted by elected officials and local governments. The heated battle between conservative Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski and liberal Democratic challenger Marie Newman created the…

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Obit: Illinois legislator George Shadid, 1929 – 2018

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Obit: Illinois legislator George Shadid, 1929 – 2018

Obit: Illinois legislator George Shadid, 1929 – 2018 Lebanese American legislator based in Peoria, Illinois dies, February 3, 2018. George P. Shadid ( born on May 15, 1929) died on Saturday February 3, 2018 according to friends and family. Shadid, 88, was a pioneer in American and Illinois politics, the inspiration of the growing and…

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