Posts Tagged “Syrian American”

New book explores the Syrian Refugee crisis

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New book explores the Syrian Refugee crisis

New book explores the Syrian Refugee crisis We have all seen the heartbreaking photos of Syrian refugees, but few of us will ever know firsthand what it’s like to be one. THE MAP OF SALT AND STARS (Touchstone; Hardcover; $27; ISBN: 9780501169038; on sale: May 1, 2018), the debut novel by Syrian American writer Jennifer…

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Darrell Issa retires from California’s 49th Congressional seat

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Darrell Issa retires from California’s 49th Congressional seat

Darrell Issa retires from California’s 49th Congressional seat This morning, Arab American Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista, CA) released the following statement: “Two decades ago, when I stepped away from the business I’d built to enter public service, I never could have imagined that a long-shot bid for U.S. Senate would lead to 18 years in…

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Community salutes American Arab Tony Rezko

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Community salutes American Arab Tony Rezko

Tony Rezko remains an icon in the American Arab community and it was no surprise that more than 250 people including friends, family and government officials would come together in Chicago recently to celebrate his release from Federal custody recently in Chicago. In addressing the gathering at the Al Hambra Palace on May 12, 2016, Rezko said…

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Arabs miss boat on Brandon Saad Blackhawks win

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Arabs miss boat on Brandon Saad Blackhawks win

When an American Arab was celebrated as contributing to the professional hockey Stanley Cup championship of the Chicago Blackhawks, you would think American Arabs would have recognized it as an opportunity to showcase their contributions to America. Other communities would be celebrating Saad, who happens to be a proud Syrian American of immigrant parents. Yet…

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