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

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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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