Ray Hanania’s The Arab street Podcast

Ed Sarpolus, Dennis Denno on Michigan 13th District Congress election

Pollsters Ed Sarpolus and Dennis Denno discuss  Michigan's 13th District Congress election

 

Season 3, Episode 12

 

Rashida Tlaib versus Brenda Jones in the August 4, 2020 Democratic Primary election for the 13th Congressional District

 

We have two guests on the show today, both pollsters and political analysts from Greater Detroit and we will talk about the hot contest between Rashida Tlaib and Brenda Jones … Tlaib won the 13th District seat in 2018 and Jones is the Detroit City Council president … both have worked with political candidates and clients

 

First Ed Sarpolus joins us .. Ed Sarpolus, founder and executive director of Target-Insyght, is recognized as one of Michigan’s most notable pollsters, analysts and strategists.

 

Later veteran political analyst, writer and podcaster Dennis Denno joins us … Dennis Denno founded Denno Research in 2004. For over 25 years he has helped candidates and elected officials shape issues and communicate with constituents.

 

Friday July 24, 2020 … I’m Ray Hanania, special US Correspondent for the Arab News Newspaper … and you’re listening to Radio Baladi …  THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast broadcast from Detroit, Michigan through 690 AM WNZK Radio.

 

THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast is a part of the US Arab Radio Network hosted by Laila Alhusini … in an effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their rights … for more information go to my website at www.Hanania.com … and afterwards on podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or by visiting my podcast website www.TheArabStreet.org.

The Problem with the Arab American Community

The Problem with the Arab American Community

 

Award winning journalist and communicator Ray Hanania talks about how the Arab American community can overcome the self-imposed failings to become successful

 

July 21, 2020

Vol 3. Ep. 11

 

Ray Hanania discusses the challenges that Arab Americans face and their failure to be effective. He reviews the challenges they face in politics, communications ands the news media, and even with government programs like the Census and makes recommendations on how to change.

 

Hanania discusses the failure of Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and why she has not been a good champion of Palestinian rights and has failed as a congress person and will most likely lose the August 4, 2020 Michigan Democratic Primary election to challenger Brenda Jones, and he looks at the election battle between Republican Darrel Issa and Democrat Ammar Campo-Najjar in California and why Campo-Najjar, who has emphasied his Mexican American heritage over his Palestinian heritage, had a strong chance of winning.

 

And Hanania discusses the importance of communications and why so many Arab Americans just don't understand that Truth is not the message that you sell to win over the public. You sell perception first! You identify with the audience you are trying to win over and once you do identify then you introduce your issues and get your needs addressed.

 

Get more information on Ray Hanania at www.Hanania.com. Hanania's podcasts are distreibute through iTunes, Spotify and more.

Arab Radio: Ian Conyers discusses the Aug. 4, 2020 13th Congressional election

Arab Radio: Ian Conyers discusses the Aug. 4, 2020 13th Congressional election

Arab Radio July 17, 2020 Guest Ian Conyers joins host Ray Hanania to discuss the August 4, 2020 Michigan Democratic Primary election and the battle for the congressional seat between controversial incumbent Rashida Tlaib and former Congresswoman and Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones

Ian Kyle Conyers the youngest state Senator in Michigan history. represented the Detroit Lincoln Park South Gate and Alen Park in the Michigan Senate for one term. Conyers was among the candidates who ran to succeed Congressman John Congress in the Democratic Primary in 2018. Ian is John Conyer’s nephew … today the 13th district is being fought over by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and former Congresswoman Brenda Jones who is also the Detroit City Council President. Ian Conyers and three other candidates who ran in 2018 have all endorsed Jones …

Hanania has repeatedly invited Rashida Tlaib to come on the radio show. "She has declined to allow me to interview her, even though I am Palestinian American, because of her personal dislike of moderate Arab American voices like my own," Hanania said. "Tlaib has also blocked me from her social media … not that I am missing much … and I wants, as Tlaib says herself often, "to speak truth."

Ian Conyers

Conyers accuses Tlaib of focusing on international issues after campaigning in 2018 on a platform that failed to mention any of the international issues that Tlaib has become associated with since her election in November 2018.

Conyers also contends that the 2018 battle had been confusing for voters because the Governor of Michigan at the time rescheduled the election to complete the term of retiring Congressman John Conyers  and had it scheduled at the same time with the election for the full term in August 2018.

Brenda Jones won the election to complete the Conyers term, five weeks, while Tlaib won the full term election in which four African Americans ran and divided the strong African American vote in the district. In the August 4, 2020 election, Tlaib and Jones will face-off head-to-head, one-on-one and many believe that Talib will not be able to hold the seat int he face of a consolidated district vote.

The Arab street Radio is broadcast on the 2nd Tuesday of every month on WNZK AM690 radio and hosted by veteran Chicago City Hall and political columnist Ray Hanania.

Click here to listen to an interview with former Congresswoman and Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones on July 10, 2020. (Again, Rashida Tlaib was invited to be interviewed but she has repeatedly declined Ray Hanania's requests, blocking him from her social media.)

For more information on Ray Hanania's radio interviews and podcasts visit his online website hub at www.hanania.com.

07-10-20 Brenda Jones Arab Radio PODCAST

Brenda Jones candidate for Detroit's 13th Congressional District

Challenging first term incumbent Rashida Tlaib

Its Friday July 10, 2020 … I’m Ray Hanania, special US Correspondent for the Arab News Newspaper … and you’re listening to Radio Baladi …  THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast broadcast from Detroit, Michigan through 690 AM WNZK Radio …

THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast is a part of the US Arab Radio Network hosted by Laila Alhusini … in an effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their rights … for more information go to my website at www.Hanania.com … and afterwards on podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or by visiting my podcast website www.TheArabStreet.org.

The radio show call-in number is 248-557-3300    

I am very honored this morning to have as my guest Brenda Jones, the President of the Detroit City Council and candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 13th District challenging first term incumbent Rashida Tlaib.

Brenda Jones won a special election to fill the remainder of the term of Congressman John Conyers, who was a good friend of mine for many years. Despite serving only a brief five-week tenure, Congresswoman Jones voted 77 times and sponsored two pieces of legislation while representing Michigan's 13th Congressional District.

There were two concurrent elections on August 7, 2018 to succeed Congressman John Conyers who died on Dec. 5, 2017. 

The first was a special election which was held on Aug 7, 2018 to complete Conyers’ remaining term of office (five weeks). 

The second election was held to fill Conyer’s vacant seat and represent the 13th district in the new two-year term. 

Jones defeated Tlaib in the special election by a vote of 32,727 to Tlaib who had 31,084 with only four candidates in the race. But Tlaib defeated Jones in the two-year term election by a vote of 27,841 to Jones who had 26,941 votes with six total candidates including three other African Americans.

In this year’s rematch, Jones has been endorsed by all four of the candidates who ran in that 2018 election, Coleman Young, Ian Conyers, Shannelle Jackson and Bill Wild.

Jones has been endorsed by many others including by retired Judge Greg Mathis, one of the most popular judges who served on the District Court. And she is running against Rashida Tlaib in a one-on-one race August 4, 2020.

Jones was elected to the Detroit City Council in November 2005 and is in her third term. Since 2014 she has serviced as the City Council President working diligently to bring jobs, economic opportunities, neighborhood revitalization, and educational resources to all, positively impacting the quality of life for residents, public safety personnel, senior citizens, small business owners, government employees, veterans, and union members.

By the way, I have repeatedly invited Rashida Tlaib to join me on this radio show and to allow me to interview her for newspaper profiles, features and she has refused … her refusal has been very personal and I won’t go into the specifics but she has attacked me repeatedly and block me from her social media because I am an award winning columnist who has been a reporter and columnist for more than 45 years … and I will not be bullied.

Check out Jones’ website at 

https://brendajonesforcongress.com

Click this link to read the story 

Related story: Rashida Tlaib rejects the Two-State Solution, reversing her campaign pledge. Click here to read the story

06-12-20 Arab Radio Protests, Riots and Looters Oh My

06-12-20 Arab Radio Protests, Riots and Looters Oh My

Arab Radio Host Ray Hanania discusses the Black Lives Matter Protests and the horrible looting, arson and violence that took place under the cover of the protests that followed the killing of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis.

While most people denounced the Floyd killing only a few seemed to denounce the looting, arson and riots and seemed to take offense at those who criticized Black Lives Matter for not denouncing the violence strongly enough. In fact, although Floyd's brother urged an end to the violence and looting 10 days after his brother was killed the Floyd family lawyer who presumably is preparing a massive million dollar lawsuit against the Minneapolis Police blamed the looting and rioting on the Police and the history of police violence against Blacks.

Read Ray Hanania's report in the Arab News about the stores in Chicago that were looted and burned to the ground that the major news media and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot ignored by clicking here.

Many Americans have been bullied into silence about the looting, arson and violence that coupled with the Black Lives Matter protests and have been called racist for questioning BLM failures of leadership. Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot has put the blame for problems on the police and it seemed that not enough was being done to arrest the looters, arsonists and thugs who were on television almost 24/7 destroying property.

Among the collateral damage of the looters and rioting were Arab American-owned grocery stores in the inner-city. No one wanted to talk about the violence against Arabs by the looters and BLM protestors. Arab owned stores were destroyed in Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Minneapolis, Florida, New York and other cities -- although sources said Arab stores in Greatwer Detroit were spared the violence, and yet no one spoke out in their defense. No one offered support for their suffering. In fact, many people argued that destruction of property is not a major concern like taking a life, pushing aside the destruction by the looters and riotrs as unimportant.

Certainly places like Chicago seemed to take a backseat to the violence not wanting to provoke the protestors more.

We talk about that and more during this segment of US Arab Radio's The Arab Street Radio with Ray Hanania, June 12, 2020.

For more information visit Hanania's website hub at www.TheDailyHookah.com or www.Hanania.com.

Also, Hanania was experimenting with broadcasting the radio live on Facebook but the audio feed from the radio station did not come through properly.

Ray Hanania is the U.S. Correspondent for the Arab News Newspaper. Email him at rghanania@gmail.com.

Ray Hanania Arab Radio Ali Younes and the Nakba

Ray Hanania Arab Radio Ali Younes and the Nakba

May 15, 2020

Its Friday May 15, 2020 … I’m Ray Hanania, special US Correspondent for the Arab News Newspaper … and you’re listening to THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast broadcast from Detroit, Michigan through 690 AM WNZK Radio …

I hope everyone is healthy and surviving the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic …

THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast is a part of the US Arab Radio Network hosted by Laila Alhusini … in an effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their rights … for more information go to my website at www.Hanania.com … and afterwards on podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or by visiting my podcast website www.TheArabStreet.org.

The radio show call-in number is 248-557-3300         

Our discussion this morning:

On #ArabRadio now 7 AM CST (8 AM Detroit, 3 PM Jerusalem) live WNZK AM 690 & on Internet.

#ArabRadio this morning 8 AM EST Detroit (7 AM Chicago, 3 PM Jerusalem, 4 PM Dubai). The Nakba, how the Palestinian activists screwed up a just cause using divisive hatred, extreme violence, religious fanaticism, and spiteful jealousy. Yes, let's talk the truth this morning about the pathetic activists who profit from the suffering and want the conflict to continue otherwise they would be out of their self-created ego-driven jobs touring the lecture circuit of anger and preying on the suffering of the Palestinian masses who survive only through their own wits under Israeli oppression, violence and PR lies.

So who is our hope? Palestinian Israeli Arabs like Ayman Odeh and Ahmad Tibi, in the Knesset, and The Rev. Atallah Hanna who fights the good fight everyday for truth and justice in occupied Jerusalem ...

What do we do in confronting Israel?

Support Two-States; ignore the extremists; embrace Jews and Israelis who support justice for BOTH SIDES; end the hatred; speak out against the fanaticism in our our community as well as among Israelis and Jews; do a better job of telling our story.

It's THAT SIMPLE

To talk about all that and more is my friend and colleague Ali Younes who writes for Aljazeera English …

Our call-in number is 248-557-3300 … I want to hear your views

For more information on The Arab Street Radio and Podcast and on Ray Hanania's other podcasts on mainstream American politics, and his award-winning writings and opinion columns visit www.Hanania.com.

https://arabradio.us/live

https://www.radio.net/s/usarabradio

Arab Radio Ray Hanania: Biden, Tlaib, Qatari violence, coronavirus

Arab Radio Ray Hanania: Biden, Tlaib, Qatari violence, coronavirus

Ray Hanania's May 8, 2020 radio show broadcast from Detroit on WNZK AM 690 radio live on radio and online.

Its Friday May 8, 2020 … I’m Ray Hanania, special US Correspondent for the Arab News Newspaper … and you’re listening to THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast broadcast from Detroit, Michigan through 690 AM WNZK Radio …

I hope everyone is healthy and surviving the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic … and happy mother’s Day

THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast is a part of the US Arab Radio Network hosted by Laila Alhusini … in an effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their rights …

For more information go to my website at www.Hanania.com …

Afterwards on podcast on iTunes, Spotify

Visit my podcast website www.TheArabStreet.org.

The radio show call-in number is 248-557-3300

Our discussion this morning:

On #ArabRadio now 7 AM CST (8 AM Detroit, 3 PM Jerusalem) live WNZK AM 690 & on Internet.

How is #COVID19 Impacting Arab Americans,

#IsraelElections

Election Polling on #Tlaib / #Jones,

#Qatar's brutal Sheikh Khaled @ArabNews

Joe Biden plans to restore aid to Palestinians and re-open Washington DC embassy

Watch Now:

The Arab street Radio on Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic 04-10-20

The Arab street Radio on Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

April 10, 2020

Radio host Ray Hanania broadcasts live on WNZK AM 690 Radio in Michigan and the Midwest, online and also on Facebook discussing the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic on Friday April 10, 2020.

At the end of the show, Hanania interviews Hala Sanyurah-Shuaib who is the spokesperson for Life For Relief and Development, an agency based in Michigan that provides support to the needy, Arabs, Muslims and everyone.

We discuss also the death of Mansour Tadros, who died in late March as a result of the coronavirus, his COVID-19 funerals and his life.

And Hanania takes calls from listeners and chat son Facebook with the video audience there.

Happy Easter to mainstream Christians Sunday April 12, 2020 and Happy Easter to Orthodox Christians Sunday April 19, 2020.

Hanania also talks about the 2020 Census and the failure of the U.S. Government to include Arab Americans in the Census count and why that must change.

For more information on Ray Hanania's podcasts, visit his Hub Website at www.Hanania.com.

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03-13-20 Arab Heritage Month with Warren David

Author and producer Warren David on The Arab street Radio 

March 13, 2020. Activist Warren David joins radio host and syndicated columnist Ray Hanania on the Arab street Radio to talk about his background in journalism and communications, growing up Arab in America, the push to grow Arab American Heritage Month of April and a little about the politics and candidacy of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Broadcast live on WNZK AM 690 Radio in Detroit.

For more information visit Ray Hanania's website hub www.Hanania.com or visit www.ArabAmerica.com to get more information Arab American Heritage month.

Click here to read the story on the interview on The Arab Daily News online news website.

Arab Americans will be pushing to obtain Proclamations from the Governors of all 50 American states under a plan spearheaded by Warren and Amal David and their national Arab American online news organization at ArabAmerica.com.

David was the guest on the Ray Hanania radio show, “The Arab Street” on broadcast through the US Arab Radio Network on WNZK AM 690 radio in Detroit on Friday March 13, 2020, where he detailed the plans to expand the national recognition.

April is designated as Arab American Heritage Month by as many as 24 states, but David said he hopes to expand that to all 50 states in time for celebrations next month. 

David noted that the effort has resistance from only one state, Arizona.

03-05-20 Younes and Hanania on Netanyahu and Gantz elections; Sanders and Biden elections

Podcast: Netanyahu and Gantz elections; Sanders and Biden elections

Veteran award winning journalists Ray Hanania of the Arab News newspaper and Ali Younes of Aljazeera English analyze the recent elections in Israel and in the United States.

Israel's 3rd elections in less than a year took place on Monday March 2, 2020 resulting another uncertain outcome with Netanyahu leading in the number of Knesset seats but still shot to the 61 he needs to form a ruling coalition. Benny Gantz's Blue & White Party received the second largest number of Knesset seats, while the Arab Joint List achieved its highest Knesset win in history, 15 total seats, still show tof their 24 seat potential as 20 percent of Israel's population.

In the United States, the Democratic Party rallied around Joe Biden to give him a win over Bernie Sanders in the March 3, 2020 Democratic Primary contests in 14 states. Biden took most of the states with the backing of the Democrats and support from two predecessors who quit, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar.

Hanania and Younes analyzes both and explore how they are connected.

Read Ali's column at Aljazeera on the fact that there is no difference between Gantz and Netanyahu by clicking this link.

Read Ray Hanania's column at the Arab News Newspaper on the fact that the Democrats tanked Sanders because of his criticism of Israel and Netanyahu and support for the Palestinians by clicking this link.

Former information on this podcast and for prior podcast episodes visit www.TheArabStreet.org.

Compelling story on Sarah Gad - convicted of prescription drug use - who is running for Congress in the 1st Dist. Mar. 17, 2020

Compelling story on Sarah Gad - convicted of prescription drug use - who is running for Congress in the 1st Dist. Mar. 17, 2020

Special Edition of The Arab street Radio/Ray Hanania on Politics podcast and radio show. Feb. 14, 2020, broadcast on WNZK AM 690 live radio in Detroit.
 
Sarah Gad is running in the 1st District against Bobby Rush, who has the worst absenteeism rate of any of the 435 members of congress

 
She has this compelling story of how she was hit by a DUI in 2011, seriously injured and put into an induced coma for two weeks, comes out of it with serious injuries, and given pain medication to deal with it all and then becomes seriously addicted to it … and turns her life around to help others fight pain medication addiction and those charged with minor crimes.
 
Gad was released from the hospital and medical treatment with no post-pain addiction treatment and she quickly gets hooked on her pain meds, leading her to be arrested.
 
Sarah Gad candidate in 1st Congressional District March 17, 2020 

 
The 1st time she is arrested, she is locked up in the Cook County jail with violent offenders for 27 days because the non-violent area is overcrowded … where she is raped, assaulted, stabbed and beaten after she complains to the jail about being sexually harassed -- the guards shared that with the prisoners and sh was punished as a "snitch" ... the case is dismissed but now her problems are even worse … 
 
She gets arrested 2 more times, is convicted of a non-violent drug use offense  … spends 5 days in jail, probation, violates probation by testing positive for painkillers and then overdoses when she is released … 
 
That overdose is what puts her into contact with breaking there addiction … 
 
She then becomes an activist to help others ... goes to DC to raise awareness attending committee hearings as a speaker but discovers Bobby Rush, a sponsor of some of the hearings,  is nowhere to be seen — he has the worst absenteeism rate of any congress member —  and then she decides to run for office … 
 
Her activism is big in the African American community side of the district (51 percent black 49 percent white — Chicago to Orland Park) ... 
 
She is an Egyptian American and Muslim, 33, was a med student before being hit by a DUI and suffering terrible injuries, but is now in law school 3rd year …
 
Her website is www.SarahGad2020.com 
 
The first district includes all or parts of Alsip, Blue Island, Calumet Park, Chicago, Country Club Hills, Crestwood, Dixmoor, Elwood, Evergreen Park, Frankfort, Frankfort Square, Harvey, Manhattan, Markham, Merrionette Park, Midlothian, Mokena, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Posen, Riverdale, Robbins, Tinley Park, and Worth.
 
For more information on Ray Hanania's radio shows and podcast and political writing, visit www.Hanania.com.
 
Read the story in the Arab News Newspaper. Click here.
 

01-31-2020 Deal or Steal of the Century, Palestinian failures, and the 3rd Il District battle

01-31-2020 Deal or Steal of the Century, Palestinian failures, and the 3rd Il District battle

Its Friday JANUARY 31, 2020 … I’m Ray Hanania, special US Correspondent for the Arab News Newspaper … and you’re listening to THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast broadcast from Detroit, Michigan through 690 AM WNZK Radio …

THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast is a part of the US Arab Radio Network hosted by Laila Alhusini … in an effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their rights … for more information go to my website at www.Hanania.com … and afterwards on podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or by visiting my podcast website www.TheArabStreet.org.

The radio show call-in number is 248-557-3300         

Our topics this morning: We look at President Trump's Deal/Steal of the Century and the failure of the Palestinian leadership to stand up and fight diplomatically for Two States. We also talk with listeners and discuss the election battle in the 3rd Congressional District which has the largest concentration of Palestinian American voters between Congressman Dan Lipinski, Marie Newman and Rush Darwish and why Lipinski is most certainly going to win re-election.

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President Trump with Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu wearing a Cheshire cat-smile at Trumps side unveiled his “Deal of the Century” peace plan this week … is it a “Deal of the Century” or is it the “Steal of the Century.”

We will be talking about the “Deal” which is really no deal at all but Israel, the US and even three Arab countries Oman, the UAE and Bahrain say it is a good start … everyone else is denouncing it but Israel doesn’t care about everyone else anyway … they are going to go ahead with annexation of the Jordan Valley and move forward knowing the Palestinians have already said no – even before the plan was unveiled. 

I think the plan stinks … but, I also think the Palestinians should have been there to say so and demand changes, put forth a new plan, lay out a new map and stop making themselves the excuse for peace failure … if peace fails as it will, Israel will go ahead with it anyway, and squeeze the Palestinians into Bantustans – the South African word for the Apartheid hovels that Africans were pushed into until they fought back and threw off the South African racists …

But Palestinians are not fighting back … they should have fought on the diplomatic stage to strengthen their case … instead, Palestinians remain fractured, dysfunctional, hopeless and with no options except anger and screaming … and the Palestinians, especially the activists love to scream …

Can you imagine if Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas participated in the Trump-Netanyahu press conference and SAID I support this plan as a starting point for discussions and negotiations and I am here to support the Two-State Solution and make a viable plan work? Netanyahu would have had a heart attack. They would have carried Netanyahu off of the stage on a stretcher yelling that he is rejecting the plan and a Two-State solution. 

Another important point to keep in mind as the Palestinians criticize and blame everything on President Trump … the Democrats have not done anything better … they spoke about Two-States but did nothing. They never embraced the Palestinian demand for justice and have been walking every step of the way with the Republicans and even in the same direction as Trump … the Democrats just do it with a smile and a few empty, nice words …

When will the Palestinians wake up, and instead of rejecting strategy they reject the extremists instead like Hamas, like the activists here in the US who know how to destroy things but have no idea on how to build things up

The Deal of the Century may be the Steal of the Century to many, but it is also the Meal of the Century to Palestinian activists … the one thing Jared Kushner said right was, and I quote from my news report in the Arab News this week after intevriewing him:

Kushner gave a stern warning to the Palestinians, saying the plan “is negotiable,” criticizing calls for “days of rage” from the Palestinian leadership who he accused of defending the status quo. 

“While this has gone on, Israel continues to take more and more land and they haven’t been interested in getting a deal done,” Kushner said.

“And then the Palestinians, they just continue to get billions of dollars of aid from a lot of countries throughout the world. They have made this an international cause. They have built a good business off of it. A lot of their leaders are rich, their friends are rich, their families are rich and they really don’t care about the people.”

click to read the column

Wake up people, especially the Palestinians …y ou can’t possibly accept the Palesrtinian reaction of just rejection and no action, no response … Israel has been taking everything while we whined, cried, suffered, and engaged in anger and violence, including against our own people who have DEMANDED MORE … yes, I demand more from the Palestinian leadership and the activists .. I demand they wake up and use their brains instead of whipping up the people hoping they will put their lives on the line again and launch a new intifada of violence against Israel’s racist violence … put Israel on the spot for the American pubic to see and build up a coalition with Israel’s moderate Jewish leadership and the moderate Jewish world … stop pushing them away with your fanaticism and anger and even hatred …

Visit www.Hanania.com to read my columns and news stories in the Arab News newspaper. Visit www.TheArabStreet.org for all of my podcasts and radio shows, too.

01-10-20 Trump killing of Qassem Suleimani with Imad Hamad of AHRC in Detroit

Trump killing of Qassem Suleimani with Imad Hamad of AHRC in Detroit

Its Friday JANUARY 10, 2020 … I’m Ray Hanania, special US Correspondent for the Arab News Newspaper … and you’re listening to THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast broadcast from Detroit, Michigan through 690 AM WNZK Radio …

THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast is a part of the US Arab Radio Network hosted by Laila Alhusini … in an effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their rights … for more information go to my website at www.Hanania.comand afterwards on podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or by visiting my podcast website www.TheArabStreet.org.

The radio show call-in number is 248-557-3300

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Our topics this morning:

Israel has 3rd new elections … that will take place in March …

Trump ordered the murder of Qassem Suleimani, an Iranian general Trump asserts is responsible for terrorism … as if George Bush wasn’t responsible for terrorism or Dick Cheney wasn’t responsible for terrorism or Britain’s former terrorist in chief Tony Blair isn’t a terrorist …

These days no one has to go to court to do anything, they do it the Israeli way, murder by political fortune teller …

What’s the consequences of the attack on Soleimani not in Iran but in Iraq, and the American pro-Israel political agenda in which many Iraqis have been killed during the strike … In every media analysis about the Soleimani murder, the media quotes former Mossad and Israeli leaders on the consequences … did we do this to make Israel happy? Again? We put America in jeopardy again to do Israel’s biddings? Wow?

Did Trump kill Soleimani to help Israelis indicted and besieged prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu win who are facing possible indictment before the International Criminal Court

So far, I haven’t heard one person say specifically which American’s Soleimani is alleged to have been responsible for killing … but we don’t need a judicial system any more …we just do the Israeli thing and kill people first and then call them terrorists and their families terrorists and anyone who defends them as terrorists, too

How do people in Greater Detroit feel … Greater Detroit has one of the largest concentrations of Iraqis, Chaldeans .. Christians and Muslims …

Will the killing of Soleimani open a pandora’s box of violence similar to what happened when the US attacked Iraqi illegally in 2003? How many Iraqis were killed in that war that has continued for more than 16 years without end?

What do Iraqis in America think about Trump’s attack and was it Trump or Pompeo who ordered the killing and Trump just went along?

We’re going to talk about a lot of this stuff with Imad Hamad, the executive director of the American Human Rights Council and a former executive director of the once powerful Michigan Chapter of the ADC, American Anti-Discrimination Committee …

For more information on The Arab Street Radio and Podcast and on Ray Hanania's other podcasts on mainstream American politics, and his award-winning writings and opinion columns visit www.Hanania.com.

#ArabRadio this morning 7 AM Chicago, 8 am Detroit. The consequences of @RealDonaldTrump's killing of Qassem Soleimani on the relationship with Iraq, with my guest Imad Hamad of the American Human Rights Council #AHRC. Listen in Detroit on WNZK AM 690 or online using one of the links below. Call in at 248-557-3300.

https://arabradio.us/live/

https://tunein.com/radio/WNZK-690-s21615/

Arab Radio on Gaza, Israeli & Palestinian Elections, Trump’s assault on free speech

Arab Radio on Gaza, Israeli & Palestinian Elections, Trump's assault on free speech

December 13, 2019 WNZK AM 690 Radio Live; The Arab street Radio and Podcast 

Radio Host and award winning Columnist with the Arab News Newspaper Ray Hanania discusses with listeners and guests the news about Israel, Palestine, the United States, President Trump and the Middle East.

Topics include a discussion about Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and her vote against the Two-State Solution in the U.S. Congress. She opposed a resolution that was introduced by a majority of the Democratic Congress. It had some flaws, failing to use the word "occupation" but endorsing the Two-State Solution for peace between Israel and Palestine.

We talk about indicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his corrupt administration, and his failure to form a new government for the second time. Israel will now hold it's 3rd elections, giving Palestinian Israeli citizens the ability to vote and force change bringing true Democracy and Civil Rights to Apartheid Israel.

We also talk with listeners including Jerry Habba, a listener in Great Detroit. And we are joined during the second half of the radio show by Ali Younes, the journalist with Al Jazeera English talking about Israeli elections, Rashida Tlaib, his recent visit to Gaza and the strength and resiliency of the Palestinians who live under Israel's brutal and vicious oppressive embargo. Gaza is an open-air prison and Israel shoots and kills Palestinians at will. Netanyahu uses Gaza as a means of strengthening his failing politics by attacking Gaza when he needs votes and killing men, women and even children ...

And we wish Arab Christians around the world a Merry Christmas and freedom one day for Bethlehem, which has been ignored by American Christians.

For more information on The Arab street Radio and Podcast visit www.Hanania.com ... all of our podcasts and radio shows are archived at www.TheArabStreet.org

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Mohamed Hadid files bankruptcy 11-30-19

11-30-19 Mohamed Hadid files bankruptcy

Mohamed Hadid, the father of supermodels Bella and Gigi Hadid, has been forced to file bankruptcy over a dispute involving a mega-mansion he is trying to expand and renovate in Bel Air overlooking Los Angeles. But the property, which started at 15,000 square feet, has been expanded to 30,000 square feet and to seven stories in height. It overlooks a bluff on the side of a mountain in Bel Air and some of his neighbors are upset by the size and claim they fear the property might not hold and could fall.

They have filed suit against Hadid, who is Palestinian American, to stop the project and have enlisted a lot of local politicians. Hadid filed bankruptcy for the company he owns building and renovating the property. The tear-down of the property reportedly will cost Hadid $5 million. Bankruptcy will save that cost for him. But the bankruptcy does not include him personally, according to his lawyer.

I wonder if some of his trouble stem from the fact that he is Palestinian? His ex-wife is Yolanda who starred in the TV reality series "Housewives of Los Angeles."

Here's an overview of Hadid's troubles and the neighbors who are upset. 

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