Posts Tagged “standup comedy”

Performing Arab-Jewish standup comedy, first time

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Performing Arab-Jewish standup comedy, first time

I don’t know if humor can change anyone’s minds about standing up to extremism and bringing peace to the Middle East, or if it can really bring different rival religious, ethnic or national groups together. But I do know that after performing my first standup comedy show this week, the Jewish, Christian and Muslim audience…

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The Power of Humor in the Palestine-Israel conflict

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The Power of Humor in the Palestine-Israel conflict

Ray Hanania presents an overview of the importance of humor and the significance of strategic communications Humor is a powerful form of communications and can be used to help bring tensions down in societies, change perceptions and separate those who really hate from those who appear to hate because they can’t control heir fears, apprehensions an…

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Nadia Hilou: In praise of a brave Christian Palestinian woman

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Nadia Hilou: In praise of a brave Christian Palestinian woman

Nadia Hilou, a lone Arab-Israeli Christian voice for families and children, was vilified and attacked by extremists in the Arab community in the Middle East and in the United States because she dared to work for peace from inside the system. Hilou was the first Arab Christian woman to serve in the Knesset and as…

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Olmos argues “race” is not a label for divisions at diversity conference

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Olmos argues “race” is not a label for divisions at diversity conference

Olmos argues “race” is not a label for divisions at diversity conference Hollywood movie star Edward James Olmos pushed an audience of more than 400 educators and diversity professionals to the edge arguing that it is wrong to look at human beings and believe that they are really divided into different races. The Mexican American…

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Aron Kader headlines Comedy show for peace in Los Angeles April 10

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Aron Kader headlines Comedy show for peace in Los Angeles April 10

Aron Kader headlines Comedy show for peace in Los Angeles April 10 By Ray Hanania Prominent Palestinian standup comedian Aron Kader will headline an evening of Middle East comedy on Thursday April 10 at the Levantine Center in Los Angeles. The show will be hosted by Sammy “KO” Obeid and will also feature performances by…

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Video Stand up Comedy: Ray Hanania Performance

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Video Stand up Comedy: Ray Hanania Performance

Video Stand up Comedy: Ray Hanania Performance A comedy performance by Ray Hanania before a Jewish American audience at a Chicagoland temple. Ray Hanania entered standup comedy as a professional communicator following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to help audiences better understand American Arabs and Arab culture. The Arab community has done a poor…

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