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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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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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AAI’s Gibran Gala honors champions of humanity

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AAI’s Gibran Gala honors champions of humanity

AAI’s Gibran Gala honors champions of humanity The Arab American Institute hosted the 20th annual Khalil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala April 26, 2018 which recognizes organizations, leaders and activists from around the world for their service to humanity. This year’s honorees include: World renowned Chef José Andrés who founded World Central Kitchen;  the American Civil…

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Arab broadcast pioneer Don Bustany dies

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Arab broadcast pioneer Don Bustany dies

Arab broadcast pioneer Don Bustany dies Donald S. “Don” Bustany passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2018, in Santa Barbara, California. Bustany, a pioneer in the Arab-American community and a longtime support of  ADC, was born in Detroit, Michigan, on August 10, 1928. He is survived by his stepdaughter Kristen.was born in Detroit to Lebanese-American…

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Malfouf — the Rice and Roll of the Middle East

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Malfouf — the Rice and Roll of the Middle East

Malfouf — the Rice and Roll of the Middle East Published courtesy of ArabAmerica.com By Blanche Shaheen Arab America Contributing Writer The word “malfouf” in Arabic means both “cabbage” and “rolled.” So in Arab culture, cooks must have felt that it was only natural to roll up the cabbage around rice, and the popular dish…

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