Posts Tagged “Arab World”

Christian Exodus from the Holy Land and Beatitudes Spun for 21st Century

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Christian Exodus from the Holy Land and Beatitudes Spun for 21st Century

Before Israel became a state in 1948, the indigenous Christians in the Holy Land comprised 20% of the total population. Today approximately 150,000 individuals are known as “the living stones” of the Holy Land. If the Christian Exodus does not stop soon, Christianity could soon disappear in the land where Jesus taught that whatever one…

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Open Letter to Jared Kushner and all Americans who ‘drive drunk’

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Open Letter to Jared Kushner and all Americans who ‘drive drunk’

Responding to Jared Kushner’s “Peace to Prosperity Economic Plan” is Sam Bahour’s “Open Letter To My Fellow American, Civil Servant Jared Kushner: From one American to another: Get out of the car. Go home” that follows this reminder from Jonathan Ben Artzi, a nephew to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who went to prison for 18 months for refusing to serve…

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Census and (lack of) Sensibility in the way nation’s manipulate population data

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Census and (lack of) Sensibility in the way nation’s manipulate population data

Census and (lack of) Sensibility in the way nation’s manipulate population data Governments around the world manipulate their Census data on populations in order to undermine minority rights and strengthen government abuses against minorities. In the United States, the government has used the Census for decades as a means of suppressing the actual numbers of…

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Algeria: Hirak Act II 

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Algeria: Hirak Act II 

Algeria: Hirak Act II  The Hirakists persist in their demands for regime change, while the Military are pushing for the Constitutional order. By Abdennour Toumi  Algeria’s “triangle of hope” could lead to the question the street, the Generals, and the Presidential Palace are asking: Will democracy in Algeria really be workable? According to classic political…

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UIC student goes to Morocco on State Department scholarship

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UIC student goes to Morocco on State Department scholarship

UIC student goes to Morocco on State Department scholarship University of Illinois at Chicago sophomore Luana Davila of Joliet has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Morocco this summer. Davila, who is a classics major and Arabic minor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and…

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Historical Fiction and Nakba

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Historical Fiction and Nakba

The 1948 Palestinian exodus, known as the Nakba (Arabic: النكبة‎, al-Nakbah, literally “disaster”, “catastrophe”, or “cataclysm”),occurred when more than half of the indigenous Palestinian population were driven from their homes between December 1947 through January 1949, resulting in the destruction of 600 Palestinian villages in the Holy Land. Historical fiction is a literary genre in which…

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