Apr 17th, 2015 by rayhanania
At the top of the hour on The Arab Daily News radio show in Detroit and Washington DC, we talk with Fr. Sean McManus the head of the Holy Land Principles organization (www.HolyLandPrinciples.org) discusses his campaign to force all corporations and businesses working in Israel and Palestine to treat all employees equally, regardless of their race or religion. McManus used the same principles years ago as the Mac Bride Principles to help improve the situation for the people of occupied Northern Ireland. McManus discusses the principles, which are outlined on his website, and also how they can work.
At the half hour, we speak with radio talk show host Rush Darwish (www.RiseUpShow.com
) about the presidential elections and the challenges facing the American Arab community. Darwish talks about some of the projects he is involved in and how they helped Americans better understand the Middle East and Palestine issues. Which candidate is better Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio or any of the other dozen that might also announce. Read Ray Hanania's column on the topic by clicking here
The Arab Daily News radio show hosted by Ray Hanania is broadcast on the 2nd Friday of every month at 8 am EST (Detroit time). The show is broadcast line on 690 AM in Detroit and 700 AM in Washington DC, and also live on the WNZK Radio website at:
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Apr 10th, 2015 by rayhanania
Ricky Ben David, News Editor and Videographer for the Times of Israel news website which also features blogs, joins Ray Hanania on his monthly Detroit radio show The Arab Daily News/Radio Baladi to discuss issues in the Palestine-Israel conflict on Friday April 10, 2015.
Ben David, a former Op-Ed editor at the Jerusalem Post where Hanania previously wrote a weekly column, talks about the change of Hagai Amir, the brother of Yigal Amir who murdered Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 and helped undermine peace and prolonged the death-driven violence for another two decades. Ben David, who interviewed Hagai Amir, said that the murder accomplice who served a prison term for his role in the 1995 assassination, spent much time meeting imprisoned Palestinians and today believes that there should be one state where Jews and non-Jews, Arabs and Israelis, live together in peace.
Ben David also talks about extremism in Israel, the reality of the relationship between the Israeli right and the Christian Evangelical Movement, the re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and how Israelis view, peace Two-States and President Barack Obama.
It's rare that Israelis and Palestinians discuss major issues but the discussion offers an insight into how the conflict can be stopped and how Palestinians and Israelis can achieve peace.
The show was broadcast in Detroit on WNZK AM 690 Radio and in Washington DC on AM 700 radio, and was rebroadcast in edited form (minus ad breaks) on Talk of the Town Radio on 1450 AM Radio and YahalaVoice.com radio Friday April 10, 2015 at 3:30 pm in Chicago CST. For more information visit www.TheArabDailyNews.com.
Apr 8th, 2015 by rayhanania
RiseUp Radio hosts Rush Darwish and Naperville Bob discuss the mayoral election contest between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia with Ray Hanania. RiseUp Radio broadcasts every Wednesday from 3:30 until 5 pm on YahalaVoice.com Radio and on 1450 AM in Chicago. Hanania is the editor of The Arab Daily News and The Illinois News Network news sites. RiseUp Radio is online also at www.riseupshow.com. Hanania, Rush and Bob discuss why Emanuel was re-elected and why Garcia lost. Wednesday April 8, 2015.
Apr 3rd, 2015 by rayhanania
Talk of the Town Radio with host Ray Hanania on YahalaVoice.com Friday 3:30 PM CST Chicago time, on www.YahalaVoice.com (and second half broadcast on 1450 AM Radio (4-4:30 PM CST)
At the top of the show, we speak with guest Salman Aftab, an influential Muslim American activist in Chicago politics describes why he supports Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Aftab and Hanania discuss the different challenges faced by Muslim Americans and Arab Americans and why two Muslim Arab Americans were tapped by Mayor Emanuel not as Arabs but as Muslims. Hanania argues Emanuel needs to recognize the rights of Muslims. Aftab discusses why Emanuel deserves to be re-elected over challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.
After the half hour break, we interview Sonia Khalil in the studio. Sonia is a young candidate running for alderman in the 3rd Ward in Palos Hills. Sonia discusses the issues she is hearing from voters as she campaigns in the ward which has more than 900 voters representing nearly half of the city's voter constituency.
Her father, Samir Khalil, president of the Arab American Democratic Club, discusses why he supports Jesus Garcia over Rahm Emanuel, and why he is proud that his daughter is seeking election as a public servant in Palos Hills where they live.
At the top of the show, host Ray Hanania offers best wishes to mainstream Christians as they celebrate Good Friday and also Easter this weekend (April 5, 2015) and to Orthodox Christians who celebrate Palm Sunday this week and Easter one week after mainstream Easter on April 12. And, Hanania offers best wishes to the American Jewish community in celebration of Passover which is tonight Friday April 3, 2015.
For more information on the show, visit www.TheArabDailyNews.com
Mar 31st, 2015 by rayhanania
Seth Frantzman, Op-Ed Editor of the Jerusalem Post, engages in a candid conversation analyzing the March 17 Israeli election results, challenges facing Israeli-Palestinian peace, and the reality of the hard right Likud party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Centrist Zionist Union led by Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni. Frantzman points out that most hardcore religious Jews in Israel live in Israel and only a few are involved in the settler movement, which Palestinians and the world declare as illegal. He notes that a difference between the hardright and the centrist Zionists is that the Centrists do want two-states in a large part to separate themselves from the Palestinians and preserve the Jewish State, while the Likud rejects the Two-State Solution and seeks to annex the occupied lands without annexing more Palestinian non-Jews. Frantzman also agrees that the real significant story that was played down in the media was the performance of the Joint Arab List headed by Ayman Odeh which won the 3rd largest number of seats in the Knesset (13) behind the Likud (30) and the Zionist Union (24). Click here for election result details.
Frantzman was the guest on the Talk of the Town Radio show hosted by Ray Hanania, editor of TheArabDailyNews.com
. The show is broadcast live every Friday beginning at 3:30 pm (new time as of April 2015) until 4:30 pm CST Chicago time live online at www.YahalaVoice.com and on 1450 AM Radio.
Mar 30th, 2015 by rayhanania
Journalist Mohammed Najib based in Ramallah, Palestine, discusses the Israeli election results and the strong performance of the Arab Israeli candidates who took 13 seats in the Knesset and is the 3rd largest party in the Israeli government. Netanyahu's rightwing Likud Party took 30 seats and the centrist Zionist Union took the 2nd highest performance with 24 seats.
Najib was interviewed by Ray Hanania on "Talk of the Town" Radio on 1450 AM in Chicago and online at YahalaVoice.com Friday March 20, 2015 (broadcast at 4 pm CST Chicago time).
Mar 19th, 2015 by rayhanania
Civil rights attorney Michael Deutsch discusses the case of Rasmea Odeh who was convicted of lying on her citizenship paperwork in her immigration application. Odeh, who had served 10 years in prison in Israel after she was tortured and accused of participating in an act of "terrorism" in 1969, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. The sentence last week is far less than the original demand by the U.S. Government and the FBI of 10 years.
Deutsch discusses the conflicts that were present in the original court case, noting the prior judge in the case in Detroit, where it was assigned, had a conflict of interest because of his involvement with helping organize propaganda trips for Americans to support Israel. It also turned out that the judge's family was also an investor in the grocery store that was involved in the 1969 bombing.
Deutsch previously also represented Mohammed Salah, who was also charged with being a member of a terrorist organization. But, in both the Odeh and Salah case, the government failed to present any real evidence that Salah or Odeh had engaged in terrorism, and the juries ruled against the government exonerating both of those charges.
The Odeh ruling is a victory for the Palestinian cause, but Deutsch said that he will appeal the 18 month sentence claiming that it's unfair. He acknowledged it will be a tough fight but he said he will fight it predicting it might take between 4 and 10 months before an appeals decision is known.
Deutsch was the guest on Talk of the Town Radio on 1450 AM Radio with host Ray Hanania, and hosted by YahalaVoice.com live online radio. For more information visit www.TheArabDailyNews.com
Mar 13th, 2015 by rayhanania
Journalist Mohammed Najib based in Ramallah, Palestine, joins Ray Hanania on The Arab Daily News Radio show in Detroit and Washington DC, broadcast every 2nd Friday
of every month at 8 am EST Eastern Time
on WNZK 690 AM Radio in Detroit, Michigan, Ohio and Windsor Canada, and on WDMV
700 AM In Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland.
Najib discusses the growing extremism and hatred in Israel, the violence by Israelis against Palestinians like Haneen Zoabi, an Arab Israeli citizen who is a member of the Israeli Knesset and he explains her complex message of resistance to the extremism and violence of Israel and her dedication along with other Arab Israelis to force Israel to end their discrimination and embrace equality for Christians and Muslim citizens of Israel. Zoabi has been attacked violently. The Israelis have tried unsuccessfully to block her participation in the Knesset, where she hopes to change Israel's rightwing hate and racist tendencies. Zoabi is a leading member of the new Joint Arab List in Israel which has brought several leading Arab Political Lists together as one int he March 17, 2015 Israeli elections.
The Arab Daily News Radio Show is brought to you by The Arab Daily News at www.TheArabDailyNews.com and US Arab Radio and host Laila al-Husinni.
Mar 10th, 2015 by rayhanania
Radio host Ray Hanania discusses with listeners/callers the attack against Palestinian Israeli Knesset Member Haneen Zoabi and discriminatory laws against Arab candidates, and the Israeli elections and the issue of whether or not Arab Israeli citizens will or should participate int he election. Some extremists believe Israeli Arabs should continue to boycott the Israeli elections but others believe they should vote and try to change the system from within. He also discusses the Chicago Mayoral election between challenger Jesus Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, whose policies have been the most anti-Arab in Chicago. Can Arabs support Emanuel if he were to change and will Garcia support the rights of American Arabs if he wins?
Talk of the Town Radio is broadcast every Friday at 4 pm on 1450 AM Radio in Chicago and online on YahalaVoice.com. It is rebroadcast on Monday's at 11 am online and available for download at iTunes and at the Arab Daily News podcast site http://RayHanania.Podbean.com
. For more information visit www.TheArabDailyNews.com
Mar 2nd, 2015 by rayhanania
Former Chicago City Hall and political reporters Monroe Anderson and Ray Hanania discuss the factors that will help decide the April 7 Chicago Mayoral Runoff election on Talk of the Town Radio Friday (4 PM) February 27, 2015 on 1450 AM Radio and live online at www.YahalaVoice.com. Anderson, who now writes a political column for the Chicago Defender, and Hanania, who is a media consultant and columnist with the Southwest Newspaper Group and Illinois News Network (www.IllinoisNewsNetwork.com) discuss the influence of the African American voters in the election.Is Jesus Chuy Garcia strong enough to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel and how can he win. What are Emanuel's weaknesses and Garcia's weaknesses? How do you explain the role of Garcia's strongest and closest political ally Congressman Luis Gutierrez endorsing Emanuel and abandoning Garcia and the Mexican American majority voters in his congressional district? Anderson and Hanania discusses these and other issues. Hanania is managing editor also of The Arab Daily News website at www.TheArabDailyNews.com and discusses the bias of Mayor Emanuel against American Arab voters. Anderson and Hanania discuss why Emanuel has ostracized and ignored voter constituencies like American Arabs and if he can do that to American Arabs what prevents him from doing that to other ethnic and racial voting constituencies like Blacks and Hispanics and Asians?