Apr 8th, 2014 by rayhanania
Writer and activist Eileen Fleming was just an Irish, South Florida resident when she heard the call of President George W. Bush after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 to "go out and go shopping" as a response to the terrorism. Instead, she went out and started to ask basic questions challenging the lies that the media foments against Arabs, Palestinians, Muslims and that protect and shield the war crimes of Israel. In the 13 years since, Fleming met Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli nuclear weapons whistleblower who exposed the lies Israel used to coverup its WMD program. Vanunu was kidnapped by the Israeli MOSSAD just as his story was published in London's SUNDAY TIMES Newspaper. He had been lured to Rome, clubbed, drugged, bound and shipped to Israel's Gulag where he remained for 18 years. Vanunu was freed from prison on 21 April 2004, but under restrictions that deny his right to leave or talk about the Israeli nuclear program.
Eileen Fleming, the only non-Arab writer at The Arab Daily News www.TheArabDailyNews.com has dedicated the past 9 years writing about Vanunu and the just cause of the Palestinian people against Israel’s oppression and brutality.
Fleming talks about Vanunu and her four books "Beyond Nuclear: Mordechai Vanunu's Freedom of Speech Trial," "Memoirs of a Nice Irish American Girl's Life in the Occupied Territory" and "Keep Hope Alive." For more information on Eileen, click here to read her posts at the Arab Daily News or visit the following websites:
and visit Mordechai Vanunu's website at
Fleming is interviewed by Ray Hanania, managing editor of the Arab Daily News.
Mar 27th, 2014 by rayhanania
Peter Kirstein, PH.D, is the vice president of the Illinois Conference of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). He discusses a recent AAUP report which concluded that Columbia College Professor Iymen Chehade had been discriminated against by the College following an anonymous complaint that was made accusing him of bias in his class instruction addressing the Israel-Palestine conflict. The report described Columbia College's actions as "inappropriate, arbitrary and a violation of Instructor Chehade’s academic freedom." Kirstein is also Chairman of the Illinois Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, and a Professor of History at Saint Xavier University. The AAUP website is www.ILAAUP.org. The program is hosted by Ray Hanania, managing editor of the Arab Daily News online at www.TheArabDailyNews.com.
Mar 26th, 2014 by rayhanania
Columbia College Professor Iymen Chehade discusses the censorship of his class by the Chicago Illinois based College administration after an anonymous student filed an official complaint against him accusing him of bias. Although the College failed to do a complete investigation or to identify the individual making the complaint, Professor Chehade's class was censored and he was prevented from teaching an important segment of the class he has been teaching for the past three years on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Chehade discusses the incident, the response of the college and protests that have been directed against the college because of its obvious anti-Arab bias. Columbia College has a history of anti-Arab conduct and the Chehade incident is only the latest. Host Ray Hanania on the Arab Daily News podcast. Click here to read a story about Iymen Chehade's case. Produced by The Arab Daily News podcast www.TheArabDailyNews.com. Discrimination against American Arab professors from pro-Israel extremists has increased and many college and universities around the country are denying American Arabs their rights to convey aspects of the Israel-Palestine conflict that challenge the lies and distortions from the pro-Israel fanatics.
Mar 20th, 2014 by rayhanania
Ray Hanania interviews Ramzy Sweis, the Humor Editor at the Arab Daily News online news website www.TheArabDailyNews.com about his comedy career and whack-a-doodle life.
Born in Melrose Park, IL; grew up in ‘Windy City’ Chicago. At 6, in 1989, my family & I moved to south suburb Oak Forest. Precisely 5 days later, I met my best friends. For over a decade, the 3 of us were together yet magnanimous. I have an older brother & a younger sister who also positively impact me to this very day; with whom I have a memory quilt.
Writers chase their shadow. William Saroyan said: "The writer is a spiritual anarchist, as in the depth of his soul every person is." I’ve had a colorful & frivolous 29 years. Worked construction; a pantry-cook in college. I studied at 6 alternate colleges. A trained boxer. My script, You Can’t See God, won awards from Chicago Screenwriter’s Network (whom I worked for) to Tribeca. I directed, acted & edited a 70-minute biopic on tinnitus. I’m currently shooting a standup comedy show: “I Never Repeat A Joke.”
At 19, I submitted a novella, Joy, Faith, Hope, June & Grace, to Vanity Press (received rave reviews by its’ readers). I performed surgery on it, revising it 12 times in passing 9 years. I cut 100 pages for starters. I retained the original copy. I am the only author with 2 different stories of the same plot. Fraternal twins instead of Siamese. Marketing gold. We are wired to listen; metaphors abound for what works best to engage. When I think of a joke, I take the audience on a journey. Laughter is a miracle — people see the world differently afterward. Jot ideas to strengthen the muscles. The detection of great art is conceived in the perception of imagination. Zoom in with copious detail; captivate; a pleasure to viewers who want to absorb not think!
Mar 18th, 2014 by rayhanania
A Jordanian Judge who was traveling to Nablus, Palestine, Raed Zeiter, was shot and killed by Israeli border guards at the Allenby Bridge crossing on Monday, March 10, when he allegedly protested against abuse by the soldiers. For more than one week, Israel did not issue any statement on the killing, which critics charged was unprovoked, and Jordanians protested throughout the country against the murder. Jordanian military and police brutally suppressed the protests. After more than one week of criticism, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Shimon Peres called Jordan's King Abdullah II and offered their "regrets" over the death. Jordan immediately told the Jordanian public that Peres had "apologized." In fact, there was no apology. The story was picked up by Ali Younes, the editor of The Arab Daily News online. Younes discusses the story and the ramifications of the story with The Arab Daily News Managing Editor Ray Hanania. Click here for the story link. Podcast March 18, 2014.
Feb 4th, 2014 by rayhanania
President Barack Obama delivered his 6th State of the Union Speech last month and many Arabs were wondering if he is still committed to peace in the Middle East given the obstructionist actions being taken by Israel to block peace. Ray Hanania reviews the history of State of the Union Speeches and analyzes President Obama's 6 State of the Union speeches and offers his insight into why Obama has not given up. TheArabDailyNews.com.
Jul 18th, 2013 by rayhanania
Journalists Ali Younes and Ray Hanania discuss the military coup that brought an end to Democracy in Egypt in July 2013 and imprisoned Mohammed Morsi, the Democratically elected President of Egypt. More than 25 million Egyptians (1/3 of the country's population and 80 percent of the registered voters) voted in the June 2012 elections that resulted in Morsi being elected. One year later, anti-Morsi activists staged massive protests and won the support of the Egyptian Military which had been battling with Morsi's new government. The military stepped in amid the violent anti-Morsi protests and arrested Morsi and members of his government. The Egyptian military, which is subsidized with a $1.5 billion grant from the United States, appointed new cabinet members and an acting president that suited their political agenda, bringing to an end the failed Democracy experiment in Egypt. The United States, which has a law prohibiting it from funding military coups, has turned a blind eye and pretends that it is not a military coup, and Egyptian foes of Morsi claim they represent real Democracy. even though their movement is one based on violence and confrontation. Journalists Ali Younes and Ray Hanania discuss some of the issues in this audio podcast of All Things Arab. Visit the Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/All-Things-Arab/176756549075946.
May 17th, 2013 by rayhanania
Radio Baladi with Ray Hanania and Ali Younes on WNZK AM 690 Radio Friday May 17, 2013 www.RadioBaladi.com. Topics include the new campaign by Google to censor Arab writers online by targeting and shutting down their blogs. Hundreds of blogs by American Arabs and Arabs in the Middle East have been closed, claiming to be "spam sites."The truth maybe that Google recognize Palestine as a state a few weeks back and designated the West Bank as Palestine and that caused an uproar in the pro-Israel hate community. Google maybe trying to appease the Israeli extremists and fanatics by targeting the hate groups, rather than reversing themselves and calling Palestine Ïsrael"as the pro-Israeli haters are demanding.
Also, they discuss the situation in Jordan with the rise of Syrian refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria and oppression of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad whose military has targeted civilians. The conflict has created an opportunity for terrorists like al-Qaeda to infiltrate and engage the conflict, also. The Syria conflict has divided the Arab Community and the Arab World.
Finally, we also talk about the shameful conduct of the Newseum, the Journalism Museum in Washington DC, which this week caved to pro-Israel hate activists. Last week, the Newseum announced it was recognizing as "Fallen Heroes" 88 journalists who were killed in conflict zones, including two Palestinian journalist working for the Hams-owned TV station al-Quds. The journalists, Mahmoud AlKumi and Hussam (Hossam) Salama, were driving in their car which was marked as "TV" on the roof -- standard practice for war zone journalists. They had just left covering a story at al-Shifaa hospital in Central Gaza where scores of Palestinian civilians were being treated who were attacked by Israeli military and settlers by missiles and bombs. The Israeli military IDF fired two missiles at the car killing both journalists. Israel claims all Palestinians are terrorists and therefore can be killed no matter their jobs, profession or even age.
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May 10th, 2013 by rayhanania
Radio Baladi broadcast Friday May 10, 2013 on WNZK AM 690 radio live in Metro-Detroit and online at www.RadioBaladi.com with co-hosts Ray Hanania and Ali Younes. We discuss the rising tensions in Jordan with the influx of Syrian refugees, efforts to bring about an end to the Syrian government oppression of its people, the Benghazi attacks and the aftermath, and Israel's decision to build more settlements in the West Bank rejecting peace with the Palestinians. Read Ray Hanania's columns and view his online video commentary blog at www.Hanania.com or www.RayHanania.com ... we also talk with Jesse Greene who lives in new York and has been trying to include products grown by Palestinians in his food coop and he discusses the challenges he is facing. Reach him on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/JesseGreene01
May 3rd, 2013 by rayhanania
Radio Baladi Friday May 3, 2013 live on WNZK AM 690 Radio in Metro Detroit with co-hosts Ray Hanania and Ali Younes www.RadioBaladi.com. Hanania and Younes discuss events in Jordan where Younes joins us via Skype. They also discuss the Syrian Refugee problem and the conflict in Syria against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. And they discuss the recent proposal by the Arab League to swap land for land between Israel and Palestine to achieve a peace accord. They also discuss the PEW Study of 38,000 Muslims throughout the World offering insight into how Muslims think about conversion, peace, suicide bombings and more.