The Arab Daily News Podcast

Ray Hanania Video Introduction

Ray Hanania Video Introduction

15 minutes, Video, audio

Ray Hanania talks about how he got into journalism and column writing, and his view on the Middle East, Palestine and Israel.

Hanania explains about how when he finished active duty military service during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Air Force the FBI initiated an investigation into his background and activities and how that influenced his life to change direction from wanting to be a doctor to wanting to work in journalism.

Hanania talks about the challenges facing Arabs in America and the need to "tell their story" and to also understand and use strategic communications to empower themselves and to bring peace and justice to Palestine and Israel.

An opponent of the use of violence, Hananis supports the Two-State Solution and views the real challenge facing Palestinians and Israelis as one involving moderates versus extremists.

Hanania's website is www.TheDailyHookah.com

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Yalla! Fight Back Radio Feb 9, 2018 with Ray Hanania

Yalla! Fight Back Radio Feb 9, 2018 with Ray Hanania

Good morning everyone … it’s the 2nd Friday of the month and you are listening to Yalla! Fight Back on 690 AM WNZK Radio broadcasting from Detroit … Go to our website at www.YallFightBack.com

I’m your host Ray Hanania

Yalla! Fight Back is a part of the US Arab Radio network hosted by Laila Alhusini … it’s my effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their rights.

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

You can read my columns online at TheDailyHookah.com and at the Arab News newspaper and online at the ArabNews.com.

Starting this week my columns will be both in English and Arabic

Go to YallaFightBack.com and get info on the radio show, listen online and standup and FIGHT BACK

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Some of the issues we discussed:

Let’s start with President Trump … do you think Trump is the problem? Your mistaken. We are the problem. Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and what did we do?

What we always do. Yell, stamp our feet and yell again. In other words, we have done nothing! Worse is that the Arab World has done nothing. They are protesting publicly against Trump’s actions … but behind the scenes are making nice with Israel’s rightwing government of Benjamin Netanyahu

Ohio is about to pass another racist, anti-Arab law prohibiting Americans from speaking out against Israel’s racism and apartheid policies … it will be the 12th State …

And hey you Chaldeans … I know you don’t consider yourself Arab … but guess what … most American look at you and see Arab … they can’t tell the difference between Arabs and Chaldeans … maybe inside the Chaldean community … and I am a big champion of Chaldeans and Chaldean rights … but it doesn’t do anyone any good if we fight with each other … so whether you consider yourself Arab or not, if Americans think you are Arab, believe me, YOU ARE ARAB …

Syria is a mess … not because of Trump but because the US under Obama stopped helping to fight against the Assad regime … they want us to think it’s about refugees … is that what Arabs are, just refugees? So they are fighting over whether we should or shouldn’t accept Syrian refugees … we should but the real issue is HOW DO WE STOP THE CREATION OF REFUGEES by Syria’s dictator Bashar al Assad

EVENTS Calendar

HOW TO FIGHT BACK:

1 - Don't focus on the Consequences of problems alone. Address and correct the problem itself.

2 - Unite as a community

3 - Understand politics, it’s not 100 percent

4 - Tell our story

5 - Fight back … not violence, speaking out

6 - Support Arab American Media and challenge the racism and bigotry in the mainstream American new smedia

7 - Emotion and anger is not a strategy. Use effective strategic communications to make a difference.

8 - Recognize, acknowledge mistakes and failures … and then correct the mistakes and failures

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Apple Computer IS “Big Brother” 1984 -2018

Apple Computers lied to the world. In 1984, Apple Computer and Steve Jobs claimed that they were freeing us from "Big Brother."

But in fact, Apple Computer is trying to become Big Brother.

 

CLICK HERE FOR A BETTER VIDEO WE DID ON YOUTUBE

They ruined our iPhones with a sinister "Big Brother" IOS upgrade to force iPhone users to abandon their iPhones to force us to buy their new, higher priced iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

But we won't allow it and we'll throw the sledgehammer back in their silocon diode faces.

The Force is with us!

 

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(Photos courtesy of Wikipedia)

 

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12-11-17 The Bullying of Sharon Brannigan

The bullying of Sharon Brannigan

Sharon Brannigan, a suburban Township politician who made some improper comparisons while arguing about immigration policy has suddenly become the target of the protesters against anti-Muslim, anti-Arab racism.

But in their protests, they have turned into bullies who yell, scream, and disrespect the image of what Arabs are all about. And the protests are being waged in the shadow of a more sinister politicization of racism in a battle by failed Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to get even with her much more politically adept rivals

By Ray Hanania

(Published in the Southwest News Newspaper group)

For more information visit www.SuburbanChicagoland.com or www.TheDailyHookah.com

 

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Interview with Holy Air filmmakers Shady Srour and Ilan Moskovitch

Interview with Holy Air filmmakers Shady Srour and Ilan Moskovitch

Ray Hanania interviews filmmakers Shady Srour and Ilan Moskovitch on their new film "Holy Air," a satirically serious and funny look at the life of a Christian family trying to survive in the challenges of the Holy Land in Nazareth.

Srour is a Palestinian Israeli Christian and Moskovitch is an Israeli Jew who collaborate on a serious and funny look at one Palestinian overwhelmed by life and the Palestine-Israeli conflict to help his parents and wife survive as they prepare to have a baby.

Shady Srour is an actor and director, known for Holy Air (2017), Sense of Need (2005) and Ana Arabia (2013).

Ilan Moskovitch he is a Filmmaker, Producer, Casting Director,Director,Acting Instructor and Mentor. For 20 years, Ilan Moskovitch has been an integral player and a senior partner in the Israeli film industry, where he has been the Producer, Casting Director and Artistic Consultant.

This 30 minute podcast interview was conducted in November 2017.

For more information on Ray Hanania and his writings visit his website at www.TheDailyHookah.com.

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10-17-17 Soda Pop war in Cook County explodes with a fizzle

10-17-17 Soda Pop war in Cook County explodes with a fizzle

Podcast on Chicagoland and Cook County Politics by Ray Hanania

http://www.TheDailyHookah.com and http://www.SuburbanChicagoland.com

Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg must think the people of Chicagoland's suburbs are stupid. It's the reason why Preckwinkle's oppressive tace on soda pop and sweetened drinks was so easily repealed.

A rebellion led by Cook County Board Commissioner Sean Morrison ignited a rebellion among suburban taxpayers and voters, that successful pressured the board to reverse itself. The soda tax imposed one cent tax on every ounce in a drink. That was 20 cents in additional taxes on top of the existing 9 to 10 percent sales tax on pop on a typical 20 ounce bottle of pop.

The soda tax war demonstrates Preckwinkle's poor leadership. She is not a very effective government official and the repeal exposes how easily she can be ousted if challenged by someone with a little basic knowledge of fairness, economic sense and management skills.

Read the print column by clicking here.

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06-15-17 Rauner Puts Criminals above interests of Illinois residents

Rauner Puts Criminals above interests of Illinois residents

Ray Hanania's column in the Southwest News Newspaper Group published June 15, 2017 addresses Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's support of criminals over addressing the needs of everyday law-abiding citizens of the State of Illinois.

The podcast/column addresses an executive order Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed making it easier for individuals accused of minor crimes who can't make bail ordered by a judge in a court of law to avoid being held in jail pending the trial date.

For more information visit www.TheDailyHookah.com

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06-15-17 Where is the Palestinian Exodus

Where is the Palestinian Exodus?

Ray Hanania's column from the Arab News newspaper published June 15, 2017 asking where is the Palestinian literature version of Leon Uris' novel, Exodus?

On the 50th anniversary of the 1967 War, the Palestinians and the Arab world continue to fail to tell their stories effectively.

For more information visit www.TheDailyHookah.com

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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.

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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05-31-17 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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