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Trumping Ambassador Friedman on Israel’s ‘Secret’ Weapon Courtesy of a White House Call

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Trumping Ambassador Friedman on Israel’s ‘Secret’ Weapon Courtesy of a White House Call

Ambassador David M. Friedman noted the US-Israeli special relationship was growing “stronger and stronger and stronger” and “that Israel has one secret weapon…” Last week the White House launched a data-gathering website with the proclamation: “SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS should advance FREEDOM OF SPEECH.” This American submitted my experience of censorship by Facebook on the topic…

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Response to Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy’s Idiot Wind

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Response to Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy’s Idiot Wind

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is the Senate majority leader and Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) is the House Republican leader. Their Washington Post Oped, “Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy: The House must stand against the toxic BDS movement” inspired the following TADN post. By Eileen Fleming On Tuesday, the Washington Post published Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy‘s…

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Book Review: A Darkly humorous saga set in Post 9/11 America and the Middle East

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Book Review: A Darkly humorous saga set in Post 9/11 America and the Middle East

Book Review: A Darkly humorous saga set in Post 9/11 America and the Middle East When All Else Fails by author Rayyan Al-Shawaf begins on September 12th, 2001. It is the story of Hunayn, a luckless and lovelorn Iraqi college student living in Orlando, Florida, after having graduated from high school in Beirut. Hunayn’s life is…

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Historical Fiction and Nakba

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Historical Fiction and Nakba

The 1948 Palestinian exodus, known as the Nakba (Arabic: النكبة‎, al-Nakbah, literally “disaster”, “catastrophe”, or “cataclysm”),occurred when more than half of the indigenous Palestinian population were driven from their homes between December 1947 through January 1949, resulting in the destruction of 600 Palestinian villages in the Holy Land. Historical fiction is a literary genre in which…

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Algerian Hirak: From Algeriana to My Best Enemy

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Algerian Hirak: From Algeriana to My Best Enemy

Algerian Hirak: From Algeriana to My Best Enemy The Hirak idealists have now clashed over a systemic concept of how to approach this election and who leads what. By Abdennour Toumi  Today Algerians are caught between the regime’s ruse and its mosaic opposition’s idealism. Eleven Fridays have passed since the people of Algeria stood up…

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Gaza, War Crimes, and Priests

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Gaza, War Crimes, and Priests

A war crime is an act that constitutes a serious violation of the laws of war that gives rise to individual criminal responsibility. Patriarch Emeritus of Jerusalem Micheal Sabbah wrote regarding Gaza on Sunday and reminded this American of a 2006 report by Father Manuel written while he was the Priest at the Latin Church and school in Gaza….

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