Archive For The “Spotlight” Category

Maryland Senate candidate denounces US Embassy opening in Jerusalem

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Maryland Senate candidate denounces US Embassy opening in Jerusalem

Maryland Senate candidate denounces US Embassy opening in Jerusalem Dr. Jerome M. Segal, Middle East expert and Maryland US Senate candidate, condemns opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem Dr. Jerome M. Segal, lead author of the landmark study, Negotiating Jerusalem (SUNY Press, 2000) and a candidate challenging Senator Ben Cardin in the “Ben or Jerry” June primary…

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Palestinian Museum opens in New Haven

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Palestinian Museum opens in New Haven

First Palestinian museum in US to open in Connecticut Wafa News Agency — NEW HAVEN, March 25, 2018 (WAFA) – For the first time ever, a museum displaying the history, art and culture of the Palestinian people is expected to open within a few days in Woodbridge, an outskirt of New Haven in Connecticut, being…

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Illinois congressional race attracts Arab American vote

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Illinois congressional race attracts Arab American vote

Illinois congressional race attracts Arab American vote Contentious election to represent the 3rd Congressional District in Illinois has energized Arab American voters. But can it trigger an “Arab American Spring?” The race between 7-term congressman Dan Lipinski and newcomer Marie Newman pits traditional conservative Democrats against liberal Democrats in the March 20, 2018 primary election….

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Pritzker, Brannigan and the “politics” of apologies

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Pritzker, Brannigan and the “politics” of apologies

Pritzker, Brannigan and the “politics” of apologies Some Arab American and Muslim activists have launched a vicious campaign against Palos Township Trustee Sharon Brannigan who expressed opinions critical of the “Middle Eastern” community that they claimed were racist. Brannigan apologized three times but they refused to accept her apology. However, J.B. Pritzker slammed Muslims as…

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Fifth Wednesday Journal publishes essays from Middle East writers

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Fifth Wednesday Journal publishes essays from Middle East writers

Fifth Wednesday Journal publishes essays from Middle East writers Fifth Wednesday Journal, a twice yearly publication, released its latest issue which focuses on the experiences and writings of authors whose origins trace to the Middle East and North Africa. The Journal features the submissions of 33 authors and photographers and is now available for purchase….

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Interview with the filmmakers of “Holy Air”

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Interview with the filmmakers of “Holy Air”

Interview with the filmmakers of “Holy Air” Holy Air is a satirically sad and humorous look at Christian life in Israel. Movie review of “Holy Air” by writer and producer Shady Srour and Director Ilan Moskovitch. Arabic, English and Hebrew. Also a Podcast Interview with Srour and Moskovitch about the challenges of making a film…

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