Chicago Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward discusses his candidacy for mayor of Chicago, challenging the most anti-Arab mayor Chicago has ever had, Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Fioretti discusses how he believes he can defeat Emanuel citing the mayor's deteriorating support in key communities. He reiterates his commitment to diversity, an issue that Emanuel has abandoned. And, Fioretti talks about the key issues facing Chicago voters in the upcoming Feb. 24, 2015 mayoral election open primary candidacy.
Dec 9th, 2014 by rayhanania
12-05-14 Larry Derfner 972mag.com on Israeli elections
11-14-14 Arab Newspaper publisher Mansour Tadros
Nov 13th, 2014 by rayhanania
Samantha Haddad Webb, candidate for alderman of the 10th Ward in Chicago, Illinois, talks about her candidacy and issues she believes need to be addressed in the Chicago Southeast Side ward. Webb, of Lebanese American heritage, is one of 8 First Responders (7 police and 1 firefighter) running for aldermanic offices in the city's 50 wards in the February 24, 2015 elections. Webb is a Chicago Police Officer and she comes from a family of police officers, too.
Roxane Assaf discusses the battle to save Chicago's Arab Heritage on Talk of the Town Radio with host Ray Hanania. Talk of the Town is broadcast every Friday at 4 pm on WCEV 1450 AM Radio and simulcast on www.YahalaVoice.com and rebroadcast online on Monday's at 11 am.
Roxane Assaf discusses the challenges mounted by anti-Arab activists in the American Jewish community to undermine Arab Heritage events in Chicago and in Illinois. Members of several powerful American Jewish Organizations successfully fought to block the popular Arabesque Festival that was held at Daley Plaza in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor in 2011 and his first act was to dissolve the Advisory Commission on Arab Affairs and to undermine the Arabesque Festival, pandering to demands of his anti-Arab political allies. Assaf discusses the battles and also the popularity that Arabesque brought to Chicagoland. An award winning journalist recognized with a Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists and the National American Arab Journalists Association.
Roxane Assaf teaches journalism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and North Park University and also directs and edits short videos. Her reports and opinion have appeared in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Durham Herald-Sun, Arms Control Today and in television reports from Capitol Hill for the CBS affiliate in Monroe, Louisiana. She is co-author of the 5th edition of the Lonely Planet travel guidebook Israel and the Palestinian Territories. She is Outreach Director for Chicago Area Peace Action, local chapter of the nation’s largest grassroots peace network Peace Action. National 1st Place winner of Society of Professional Journalists "Mark of Excellence Award" for 2003 in Television General News Reporting. She volunteers for lively arts organizations including theatre and opera companies as well as for peace and social justice initiatives.
For more information on Talk of the Town Radio visit www.TheArabDailyNews.com. Talk of the Town Radio is available in podcast format at The Arab Daily News website and iTunes.
Oct 27th, 2014 by rayhanania
Samir Khalil, the director of the Arab American Democratic Club of Illinois discusses the roll American Arabs play in local politics and in elections. Khalil discusses the recent luncheon which hosted dozens of elected officials including Gov. Pat Quinn, Samantha Haddad Webb the candidate for 10th Ward Alderman in Chicago, and many other candidates for Cook County, Chicago and statewide office.
Oct 20th, 2014 by rayhanania
Talk of the Town Radio hosted by Ray Hanania WCEV 1450 AM Radio and simulcast on YahalaVoice.com
Texas businessman Farouk Shami addressed the 16th annual convention of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEG) in Washington D.C. on Saturday October 18, 2014 urging them to invest in Palestine to build the economy, create jobs and encourage peace. He warned that he believes that the rising extremism threatens Israel and that if Israel refuses to make peace with the Palestinians will find themselves facing a great insurmountable threat. Read the complete story on the speech at the Arab Daily News online website reported by writer Ray Hanania by clicking here.
Oct 19th, 2014 by rayhanania
Hanan Ashrawi speaks to the 16th Annual Convention of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) detailing Israel’s ethnic cleansing, genocide and war crimes against Christians, and non-Jews, in Palestine and the Holy Land. A detailed article on her speech is on the news website of The Arab Daily News at www.TheArabDailyNews.com by editor Ray Hanania. Click here to view the complete article and photographs of the conference. This podcast is one of several that will be posted and written about at The Arab Daily News. Podcast.
Seth Morrison of Jewish Voice for Peace discusses the peace process, BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement) and its limitations and achievements, and also why many American Jews support peace and compromise with Palestinians in contradiction of Israel's government.
Seth Morrison has held leadership posts in various local, regional and national Jewish organizations starting in college as a youth leader in Young Judea. He is currently active in Jewish Voice for Peace serving on the Congressional Outreach Committee.
In 2011 Mr. Morrison resigned from the Washington DC Board of the Jewish National Fund in protest over repeated evictions of Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem. He chaired the Washington DC Metro Chapter of J Street in 2013 before becoming active in the BDS Movement. His op-eds supporting Palestinian and Bedouin rights have been published in The Forward, The Jerusalem Post and +972 Magazine.
Mr. Morrison is also active in LGBTQ organizations and local politics in Northern Virginia. Professionally he is a consultant specializing in marketing and strategic planning for both for and non-profit organizations. Previously he was the SVP & General Manager of CTAM, a trade association serving the cable television industry. As a marketer, he has been responsible for major local and national marketing, PR and social media campaigns for the cable television industry and non-profit organizations.