The Arab Daily News Podcast

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 It's the reason why Preckwinkle's oppressive tace on soda pop and sweetened drinks was so easily repealed.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

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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

Click here to read the column in the Arab News.

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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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Click here to read column published in the Arab News Newspaper.

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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.

Click here to read the column

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