The Arab Daily News Podcast

06-08-17 Kathy Griffin and the anti-Trump Jihadists

06-08-17 Kathy Griffin and the anti-Trump Jihadists

Ray Hanania's column from the Arab News newspaper published June 7, 2017 on the extremism in the mainstream American news media and biased politics against President Donald Trump and how that same hate media has fueled racism against Arabs, Muslims and Palestinians. For more information visit www.TheDailyHookah.com

This column focuses on the hypocrisy of the American left and the biased mainstream American news media which attacks President Trump hypocritically and with distortions, disguising its own role in fueling racism and hatred against Arabs, Muslims, Palestinians and other minorities in America. A recent symbol of this hypocrisy is the outrageous actions of disgusting comedian Kathy Griffin who held up a fake, bloodied severed head of President Trump recently.

Thank you for listening to my Podcasts which reflect my writings …

I write about Middle East issues and mainstream American issues in print newspapers like the Arab News and the Southwest News Newspaper group. I also write for several online news websites including TheArabDailyNews.com and    SuburbanChicagoland.com.

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05-31-17 50 Years of Suffering, the 1967 Israeli War

05-31-17 50 Years of Suffering, the 1967 Israeli War

Ray Hanania's column from the Arab News newspaper published May 31, 2017 on the 50th Anniversary of the Israeli military assault on Palestine in on June 5, 1967. For more information visit www.TheDailyHookah.com

This column focuses on the industry of suffering that failed leaders in the Arab Community had embraced for their own selfish reasons. They have created an industry of suffering so they can stay as leaders, even though they have failed to provide real leadership or a strategy for Palestinians to win.

Thank you for listening to my Podcasts which reflect my writings …

I write about Middle East issues and mainstream American issues in print newspapers like the Arab News and the Southwest News Newspaper group. I also write for several online news websites including TheArabDailyNews.com and    SuburbanChicagoland.com.

Create a free icon on your mobile device for the podcasts by visiting my Podcast page at     Rayhanania.podbean.com

To keep up with my world, visit     RayHanania.com ... you can see links to all of his writings there.

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05-11-17 Ahmad Tibi on racism in Israel

05-11-17 Ahmad Tibi on Israel's government racism

Ahmad Tibi, the Palestinian Israeli Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset addressed a dinner banquet of the United Holy Land Fund in a suburb of Chicago on Friday May 5, 2017. This is a news report on that appearance, followed by a column commentary written by Ray Hanania for the Arab News newspaper.

For more information on Ray Hanania's columns and writings visit his website at TheArabDailyNews.com.

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Click here to read the news report in TheArabDailyNews.com

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05-04-17 Arab American Journalists under siege

May 4, 2017 Podcast column commentary by Ray Hanania.  

Column commentary podcast discusses the growing racist trend of bias and discrimination by the mainstream American news media and journalism industry groups like the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) against Arab American journalists.

Published in the Arab News on May 4, 2017. For more information on Ray Hanania's columns and writings visit his website at TheArabDailyNews.com.

Read this column in the Arab News newspaper by clicking here.

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05-02-17 Agrabah is NOT an Arab country

May 2, 2017 Podcast column commentary by Ray Hanania

Agrabah is NOT an Arab country.

A poll by the Arab News and YouGov exposed some shocking information about the lack of education by Americans of the Middle East and Arab World.

This is my column and analysis published at the ArabNews.com on the poll of nearly 2,100 Americans, 21 percent of whom believ ethat Agrabah, the fictional land in the Disney animated film Aladdin, is a real Arab country, followed by some commentary on the survey at TheArabDailyNews.com.

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Erdogan strengthens secular and moderate Muslim presence

Erdogan strengthens secular and moderate Muslim presence

Published in the Arab News April 20, 2017

By Ray Hanania

In any other election, if someone received more than 51 percent of the vote (a 2 ½ percent margin) over a highly controversial issue, the mainstream news media would declare it a decisive victory and a “mandate.”

But the mainstream news media doesn’t apply the same standards of civil rights for the Muslim and Arab World that they apply to the West.

Last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, one of the few truly Democratically elected leaders of the world’s 50 predominantly Muslim nations, won a referendum which expands his powers by eliminating the nation’s antiquated parliamentary system and implementing a new government similar to the one established by the United States.

Turkey has been a parliamentary system governed by a ceremonial President who appoints the country’s Prime Minister.

Many of his foes are concerned but Erdogan’s strategy is clearly intended to prevent Turkey from transforming into another religious state that could morph into a bastion of extremism.

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04-13-17 Trump unpredictability is what Middle East needs

Trump’s unpredictability is exactly what the Middle East needs 

Published in the Arab News April 13, 2017 

By Ray Hanania

President Donald Trump’s decision to destroy a Syrian airbase used to deploy chemical weapons against civilian targets shows that America’s new president can do what needs to be done in the Middle East.

The bombing of the Syrian air base, the first ever by an American military force in the six-year long effort by Syria’s terrorist leader Bashar al-Assad to suppress pro-Democracy protestors, is only one example of Trump’s evolving Middle East policy.

Although he campaigned on the platform of being Israel’s strongest ally, heaping praise on Israel’s rightwing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump drew a real line in the sand over Israel’s continued expansion of illegal Jewish-only settlements.

Trump has also reinforced his relations with the moderate leadership of the Arab World as strongly as he has with Israel, but without the political fanfare directing the attack on Syria only hours after conferring with Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

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04-06-17 Israel builds ties to Christians, while Arabs remain AWOL

Israel builds ties to Christians, while Arabs remain AWOL

Published in the Arab News April 6, 2017

By Ray Hanania

Israel has expanded its powerful and effective public relations campaign to create a voice to appeal to American Christians, while the Arab World continues to ignore the growing needs of Christians in the Middle East.

Christians have continued to suffer in the Middle East and the Muslim World as Arab and Muslim leaders have urged their media to downplay stories that highlight tensions with the Christian minority.

But Christians argue that Muslims and Arabs need to do more to address their needs, including addressing their concerns in public forums where the topics have been taboo and marginalized and to support their Christian communities not just in the Arab World but in Israel, too.

Israel, on the other hand, is making the concerns of Christians one of their top priorities, giving a license to an American Christian evangelical group to broadcast their issues, and support of Israel, to Christians throughout the Middle East and Muslim World.

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03-30-17 Jewish students complain about harassment at US campuses

Jewish students complain about harassment at US campuses

Published in the Arab News March 30, 2017

By Ray Hanania

You have to hand it to AIPAC, the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group that herds American foreign policy on issues related to Israel and the Middle East.

They’ve come out with a new documentary called “Hate Spaces,” which claims to expose rising anti-Semitism on college campuses against pro-Israel students.

That’s fascinating to me because the real harassment has always been against Palestinian and Arab students at many college campuses. Only in recent years have Arab students stood up to the hate politics of the pro-Israel activists in this country.

When I was in college at the University of Illinois after serving honorably during the Vietnam War, I immediately got involved with the Arab Student Organization.

What I learned was that the University of Illinois was biased and discriminatory against Arabs.

The university provided funding, grant money, office space and all kinds of support to the Jewish and pro-Israeli student organizations, but made it impossible for the Arab Student Organization, which I headed as president in 1975-76, to get any funds or program support.

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03-31-17 Faisal Abbas discusses Middle East issues on Detroit Radio

Faisal Abbas discusses Middle East issues on Detroit Radio

Arab News Editor-in-Chief Faisal Abbas joins Ray Hanania on Radio Baladi on live radio in Detroit to discuss issues in the Middle East and the growth of the Arab News newspaper, the leading English Language newspaper in the Middle East ... Topics include the Arab League Summit, the destruction in Syria and use of chemical weapons by Syria's tyrant Bashar al-Assad, American politics, Israel's influence in US Politics, and the Arab World's perception of American Arabs.

Broadcast on Friday March 31, 2017 on WNZK AM 690 Radio in Detroit live.

For more information visit the website at www.TheDailyHookah.com

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