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

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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…

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Unholy Land: An Unconventional Guide to Israel

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Unholy Land: An Unconventional Guide to Israel

Unholy Land: An Unconventional Guide to Israel Cosmopolitan writing on travel, food, culture, sex, and politics, from some of Israel’s greatest young writers Part hipster travelogue, part from-the-ground-up look at Israeli politics, Unholy Land offers a kaleidoscope through which the reader will view the country and the region in new light and color. Actor Rana…

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First US Palestinian awarded Fellowship by National Endowment for the Arts

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First US Palestinian awarded Fellowship by National Endowment for the Arts

First US Palestinian awarded Fellowship by National Endowment for the Arts The first Palestinian-American woman has been awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim was just named one of the 2018 National Heritage Fellows, a highly esteemed award celebrating artistic excellence and traditional arts heritage. Abbasi-Ghnaim is…

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Shakira cancels Israel performance in face of worldwide outcry

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Shakira cancels Israel performance in face of worldwide outcry

Shakira cancels Israel performance in face of worldwide outcry Nearly 15,000 members of the peace activist organization Jewish Voice for Peace joined in a worldwide protest to convince mega-entertainer Shakira to cancel a planned performance in Tel Aviv, Israel. The protest is intended to send a message to the Israeli people that turning their backs…

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Arab America salutes National Arab American Heritage Month with Washington DC event

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Arab America salutes National Arab American Heritage Month with Washington DC event

Arab America salutes National Arab American Heritage Month with Washington DC event (Reprinted with permission from ArabAmerica.com.) By Emiliya Strahilova Arab America Contributing Writer Last Thursday (April 12, 2018) an exciting venue in Washington DC, right next to the White House, was the site where Arab America acknowledged for a third consecutive year National Arab American Heritage Month(NAHM)….

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Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa

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Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa

Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa The role of tipping in the Arab World in tourism and the economy is important. To most Western tourists particularly Americans, the question of tipping is normal, like adding sales tax to the bill, but in the Middle East, however, the question of tipping, and add to it…

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