Posts Tagged “Arab Americans”

Election day in California for two Arab congressional candidates

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Election day in California for two Arab congressional candidates

Election day in California for two Arab congressional candidates Two Arab Americans are vying for nominations for Congress today in California, Sam Jammal in the 39th Congressional District and Palestinian American Ammar Campa-Najjar, who is running for Congress in the 50th District which includes San Diego. Congressman Darrell Issa, whose father is Maronite Lebanese, announced he will retire after…

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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 American presence in U.S. Congress at risk

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Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk

Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk There are only a few Arab American members serving in the U.S. Congress but keeping that balance stable could be a challenge. Three Arab American congressmen have left or retired from office leaving four incumbents. Six more are running in five districts, including one race where two…

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Know Thy Heritage opens applications for July 15, 2018

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Know Thy Heritage opens applications for July 15, 2018

Know Thy Heritage opens applications for July 15, 2018 A Unique Opportunity to Visit Palestine! Are you between the ages 18 and 35?! Join us as we rally Palestinians from around the world for one of the most important congregations of Diaspora ever to gather in Palestine! ­ Don’t miss this opportunity to get actively…

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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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