Posts Tagged “Academy Award”

Flashback: A very special Oscars Night

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Flashback: A very special Oscars Night

A look back at the Oscars and the Academy Awards night from 1978 when Palestine and Israel clashed on stage for the first time. Here’s one of several columns I published over the years reflecting on that moment, this one published in 2006. By Ray Hanania A very special Oscars Night BY RAY HANANIA (Originally…

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Press Release: ADC issues Community Advisory after Chapel Hill shooting

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Press Release: ADC issues Community Advisory after Chapel Hill shooting

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) firmly believes the senseless murder of the three Arab and Muslim American students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina is a result of hate rhetoric and the spread of anti-Arab sentiment and Islamophobia. ADC has observed a drastic increase of anti-Arab sentiment and Islamophobia within the last few years. This increase…

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No Arab-Israeli battle at this year’s Oscars

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No Arab-Israeli battle at this year’s Oscars

By Ray Hanania Well, one Arab-Israeli war won’t be fought this year, but there will be much debate over the messages in the controversial film American Sniper, the story of an American soldier during the illegal war in Iraq. Unlike in several past broadcasts of the Academy Awards, no Oscars have been nominated this year…

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Pizza franchise featured at 2014 Oscars makes Middle East debut

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Pizza franchise featured at 2014 Oscars makes Middle East debut

By Ray Hanania Last year during the Academy Awards, Oscar hostess Ellen DeGeneres ordered Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria (BMPP) pizza delivered to the show and then walked through the audience with the delivery driver, sharing slices with stars such as Harrison Ford, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. The humor drew big laughs at the Oscars…

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Columbia College cancels professor’s class for showing Oscar nominated film 5 Broken Cameras

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Columbia College cancels professor’s class for showing Oscar nominated film 5 Broken Cameras

Columbia College cancels professor’s class for showing Oscar nominated film 5 Broken Cameras By Ray Hanania In another example of anti-Arab bias, a Columbia College student complaint that a teacher, Professor Iymen Chehade, was teaching “bias” has resulted in the college canceling a segment of the professor’s class on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Click here to listen to…

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“From Palestine” echoes from Oscars to world

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“From Palestine” echoes from Oscars to world

“From Palestine” echoes from Oscars to the World By Ray Hanania In 1978, I remembered the passion and the excitement when actress Vanessa Redgrave stood up powerfully to confront the “Zionist bullies” she denounced from the Oscar stage who protested against her solely because she had the courage to support the production of a Documentary…

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