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Optional civil marriage would serve Lebanon’s fragile democracy

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Optional civil marriage would serve Lebanon’s fragile democracy

Optional civil marriage would serve Lebanon’s fragile democracy By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Is Lebanon ready to introduce civil marriage legislation?  Not soon. But talk about responding to youth aspirations, political reform and voice of civil society is pure rhetoric as long as civil marriage is not allowed on Lebanese soil. Lebanese couples seeking secular marriage…

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Muslim candidates running for offices in Chicago and Suburbs

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Muslim candidates running for offices in Chicago and Suburbs

Muslim candidates running for offices in Chicago and Suburbs New Muslim Political Organization makes its first endorsements in Chicago City-Wide Elections: Ameya Pawar for City Treasurer and Anna Valencia for City Clerk. The Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition also released its list of Muslims running for office in Chicago and the Chicagoland suburbs Today, on the first day…

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Palestinians have the power to change Israel

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Palestinians have the power to change Israel

Palestinians have the power to change Israel By Ray Hanania In this week’s column for the Middle East Monitor I write about the power that Palestinian citizens in Israel have to bring change to Israel’ racist, Apartheid government and participate in forcing the so-called “Jewish State” to respect the rights of Christians and Muslims. Israel’s…

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More Arab Americans should run for public office

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More Arab Americans should run for public office

More Arab Americans should run for public office By Ali Gadelhak There are about 450,000 Arab Americans in the Chicagoland area and about 1.7 million Arab Americans in the United States. Of the 535 seats in Congress, Arab Americans occupy seven of them. America needs more Arab Americans in office – at all levels of…

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Sam Jammal thanks voters for their support

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Sam Jammal thanks voters for their support

Sam Jammal thanks voters for their support Sam Jammal thanks his supporters following the primary election in the 39th Congressional District in California on Tuesday June 5, 2018. Jammal did not win but he ran an amazing candidacy and campaign that received much support from across the country Dear Friend, Thank you everyone for your…

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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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