Ray Hanania’s The Arab street Podcast

Arab Radio on Gaza, Israeli & Palestinian Elections, Trump’s assault on free speech

Arab Radio on Gaza, Israeli & Palestinian Elections, Trump's assault on free speech

December 13, 2019 WNZK AM 690 Radio Live; The Arab street Radio and Podcast 

Radio Host and award winning Columnist with the Arab News Newspaper Ray Hanania discusses with listeners and guests the news about Israel, Palestine, the United States, President Trump and the Middle East.

Topics include a discussion about Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and her vote against the Two-State Solution in the U.S. Congress. She opposed a resolution that was introduced by a majority of the Democratic Congress. It had some flaws, failing to use the word "occupation" but endorsing the Two-State Solution for peace between Israel and Palestine.

We talk about indicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his corrupt administration, and his failure to form a new government for the second time. Israel will now hold it's 3rd elections, giving Palestinian Israeli citizens the ability to vote and force change bringing true Democracy and Civil Rights to Apartheid Israel.

We also talk with listeners including Jerry Habba, a listener in Great Detroit. And we are joined during the second half of the radio show by Ali Younes, the journalist with Al Jazeera English talking about Israeli elections, Rashida Tlaib, his recent visit to Gaza and the strength and resiliency of the Palestinians who live under Israel's brutal and vicious oppressive embargo. Gaza is an open-air prison and Israel shoots and kills Palestinians at will. Netanyahu uses Gaza as a means of strengthening his failing politics by attacking Gaza when he needs votes and killing men, women and even children ...

And we wish Arab Christians around the world a Merry Christmas and freedom one day for Bethlehem, which has been ignored by American Christians.

For more information on The Arab street Radio and Podcast visit www.Hanania.com ... all of our podcasts and radio shows are archived at www.TheArabStreet.org

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Mohamed Hadid files bankruptcy 11-30-19

11-30-19 Mohamed Hadid files bankruptcy

Mohamed Hadid, the father of supermodels Bella and Gigi Hadid, has been forced to file bankruptcy over a dispute involving a mega-mansion he is trying to expand and renovate in Bel Air overlooking Los Angeles. But the property, which started at 15,000 square feet, has been expanded to 30,000 square feet and to seven stories in height. It overlooks a bluff on the side of a mountain in Bel Air and some of his neighbors are upset by the size and claim they fear the property might not hold and could fall.

They have filed suit against Hadid, who is Palestinian American, to stop the project and have enlisted a lot of local politicians. Hadid filed bankruptcy for the company he owns building and renovating the property. The tear-down of the property reportedly will cost Hadid $5 million. Bankruptcy will save that cost for him. But the bankruptcy does not include him personally, according to his lawyer.

I wonder if some of his trouble stem from the fact that he is Palestinian? His ex-wife is Yolanda who starred in the TV reality series "Housewives of Los Angeles."

Here's an overview of Hadid's troubles and the neighbors who are upset. 

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Arab Radio: Ray Hanania and Ali Younes on Arabs running for Congress in 2020

Arab Radio: Ray Hanania and Ali Younes on Arabs running for Congress in 2020

11-08-19 from WNZK AM 690 Radio in Detroit

Ray Hanania, Special US Correspondent for the Arab News, and Ali Younes, reporter with AlJazeera, discuss the various Arab Americans who are running either for re-election to Congress such as Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib and Justin Amash, or who are running to win office such as Omar Campa-Najjar and Rush Darwish.

We dig into the race in the Illinois 3rd Congressional District held by incumbent Democrat Dan Lipinski who is being challenge by Marie Newman, who almost beat Lipinski in March 2018, and is running again in the March 17, 2020 Democratic Primary. Also in the race is Rush Darwish, a Palestinian American who has been attacked by the pro-Israel anti-Arab Chicago Sun-Times newspaper. Also in the race is Abe Matthew.

And we talk about Ammar Campa-Najjar, a Palestinian running for office in California. Campa-Najjar, 28, never met his grandfather, Muhammad Yusuf al-Najjar, who died in 1973 along with his wife (Campa-Najjar's grandmother) when they were targeted by an Israeli kill-squad. Campa-Najjar's grandfather was one of the planners of the massacre of Israelis at the Munich Olympics in 1972, before Campa-Najjar was even born. The Republican he is challenging has been accused of corruption. Campa-Najjar is half Mexican American (on his mother's side) and half Palestinian but the Republican incumbent Duncan Hunter. By Campa-Najjar has strong support from Democrats and came close to defeating Hunter in 2018.

We also discuss the turbulent candidacy of Rashida Tlaib in Michigan and the candidacy of Ilhan Omar in Minnesota.

For more information on the Radio show visit Ray Hanania's website at www.Hanania.com.

10-11-19 Kurds, UN General Assembly, Respecting religion

10-11-19 Kurds, UN General Assembly, Respecting religion

Radio host and award winning columnist Ray Hanania discusses the opening of the UN 74th General Assembly and offers some interesting observations about the huge UN body in New York City …

Hanania also discusses Arab World gestures that separate Judaism from Israel’s racist government policies, such as the New Year greeting offered by Saudi Ambassador to Washington D.C. Her Highness Reema Bandar al-Saud (Princess Reema) to the Jewish people for the start of Rosh Shashana (Jewish New Year) and the 10-day Jewish holidays leading up to Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

And, of course Hanania talks about the  uncertainty about the Kurds, their role in the Middle East and their longstanding rivalry with Turkey dating back to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, and the history of betrayals not just by the Trump administration but by presidents going back to the 1990 Iraq war when Bush and then Clinton abandoned the Kurds to Saddam Hussein's wrath.

This show was broadcast live on radio Friday October 11, 2019 on WNZK AM 690 Radio in Greater Detroit, Michigan.

For more information visit www.Hanania.com

Ray Hanania on Rashida, Netanyahu, & Israeli elections

Ray Hanania on Rashida, Netanyahu, & Israeli elections

Radio Host and award winning columnist Ray Hanania hosts The Arab street Radio in Detroit on the 2nd Friday of every month and in this episode broadcast on Sept. 13, 2019, Hanania discusses the failures of the Palestinian leadership and the activists who are in the United States in confronting Israel's atrocities and their failure to engage President Trump.

He cites columns by Arab News Editor Faisal Abbas which makes a compelling argument that Palestinians need to engage Trump, not turn away as they have done in anger over some of his policies and especially now int he face of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's continued violations of international law and his vow to annex the Jordan Valley. Click here to read Faisal Abbas' column in the Arab News.

The radio show is broadcast in the Greater Detroit region live on WNZL AM 690 radio with some callers engaging in discussions about the failed leadership of Rashida Tlaib and Justin Amash, the Palestinian congress members from the State of Michigan. Hanania argues that if the Palestinian cause is like a loaf of bread then Amash and Tlaib are basically bread crumbs when it comes to effectively championing the Palestinian cause. Amash, a Palestinian Christian, ignores the Palestinian cause and Tlaib a Palestinian Muslim, stumbles the Palestinian cause because of her personal anger and issues with members of her own community.

Hanania also discusses the racism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the upcoming Israeli elections on Sept. 17, 2019 in which he urges "Israeli Palestinians" to come out in a storm of voting and vote in the elections.

And, Hanania discusses why religion needs to be excluded from the narrative of the Palestinians and the focus must be on rallying "Arabs" together to confront racism, bigotry, discrimination and Israel's Apartheid policies.

For more podcasts by Ray Hanania check out Spotify, iTunes or visit www.TheArabStreet.org.

Ray Hanania's columns are archived at www.RayHanania.com 

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ADC’s Samer Khalef on Alex Odeh, Sept. 11 and Arab Rights 9-11-19

ADC's Samer Khalef on Alex Odeh, Sept. 11 and Arab Rights, 09-11-19 

Host Ray Hanania interviews ADC's President Samer Khalaf on the upcoming Alex Odeh Conference to be held Oct. 11 and 12 in Southern California.

Khalaf also discusses the continued challenges Arab Americans face with post-Sept. 11 discrimination, and the Arabs and individuals who looked "Middle Eastern" who were attacked and killed in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001 in hate-driven revenge attacks.

The Arab street Radio is broadcast regularly. You can go to www.TheArabStreet.org to access archived podcast interviews. Get more information on the ADC Convention by visiting www.ADC.org, and on Ray Hanania by visiting his personal website at www.RayHanania.com

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Arab Radio with Haaretz Columnist Gideon Levy

Arab Radio with Haaretz Columnist Gideon Levy

Ray Hanania interviews Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy Friday August 9, 2019 on The Arab Street Radio broadcast live in Greater Detroit on WNZK AM 690 Radio.

Levy is an award winning columnist and a member of the newspaper's editorial board. Levy joined Haaretz in 1982, and spent four years as the newspaper's deputy editor. He is the author of the weekly Twilight Zone feature, which covers the Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Gaza over the last 25 years, as well as the writer of political editorials for the newspaper. 

Levy was the recipient of the Euro-Med Journalist Prize for 2008; the Leipzig Freedom Prize in 2001; the Israeli Journalists’ Union Prize in 1997; and The Association of Human Rights in Israel Award for 1996. His new book, The Punishment of Gaza, has just been published by Verso Publishing House in London and New York.

Hanania and Levy discuss the reasons why many Israelis close their minds to the violence by their government against the Palestinians living under occupation in the West Bank, and there needs to be a reason to compell Israel to pursue peace. Levy also discusses the separatiopn between the Israeli Arabs and the Palestinians living under occupation and how the majority of Israeli Arabs are focused on issues involving their own civil rights and living standards and less on the concerns of the occupied Palestinians.

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The Arab Street Radio and Podcast is broadcast on WNZK AM 690 radio on the 2nd Friday of every month at 8 AM EST and on special Friday broadcast dates.

Visit www.TheArabStreet.org for podcast information, and read Hanania's columns at www.Hanania.com

Arab Radio: Rashida Tlaib, Immigration, the US Census July 12, 2019

Arab Radio: Rashida Tlaib, Immigration, the US Census

Radio host Ray Hanania on TheArabStreet.org Radio show broadcast Friday July 12, 2019 on WNZK AM 690 radio in Detroit. Hanania discusses a range of topics with listeners including in this episode:

Should we crack down on immigration? 

The U.S. Census and why it is important and corrupt … why not collect data on citizens and on everyone including Arab Americans?

The hypocrisy of Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib fighting with the Democrats … oops … Democrats fighting with Palestinians? Oh that’s right … the Democrats are worse than the Republicans when it comes to Palestinian rights …

And finally, we argue that Jesus was a Palestinian … yes he was. And many Christians who worship Jesus are former Jews who converted and have a greater claim to the Holy Land than many modernday Jews like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose family lived in Poland and whose ties to the Holy Land are slim at best, probably based conversion.

THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast is a part of the US Arab Radio Network hosted by Laila Alhusini … in an effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their rights … for more information go to my website at www.Hanania.comand afterwards on podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or by visiting my podcast website www.TheArabStreet.org.

For more information on The Arab Street Radio and Podcast and on Ray Hanania's other podcasts on mainstream American politics, and his award-winning writings and opinion columns visit www.Hanania.com.

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Jared Kushner outlines Peace to Prosperity Plan Manama Bahrain 06-25-19

Jared Kushner outlines Peace to Prosperity Plan Manama Bahrain

June 25, 2019

Audio of the presentation that Jared Kushner made to a gathering of investors and Gulf Region and Arab World leaders at the Four Seasons Hotel in Manama, Bahrain on June 25, 2019.

Kushner outlines the details of the Peace to Prosperity plan for Palestinians as a part of a plan to lay the fundation for a final peace accord between Israelis and Palestinians.

The presentation was made in the hotel's large auditorium to investors and officials. Journalists were kept in a room nearby where the listened on small audio broadcasters with headphones, and watched the proceedings on six large TV Screens, where I sat.

Here is a link to the story that Frank Kane filed for the Arab News Newspaper, with my support, immediately after the presentation. Click here to read the story.

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Will the US attack Iran 06-21-19

Will the US attack Iran?

Its Friday JUNE 21, 2019 … I’m Ray Hanania, special US Correspondent for the Arab News Newspaper … and you’re listening to THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcastbroadcast from Detroit, Michigan through 690 AM WNZK Radio …

 

THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast is a part of the US Arab Radio Network hosted by Laila Alhusini … in an effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their rights … for more information go to my website at www.Hanania.comand afterwards on podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or by visiting my podcast website www.TheArabStreet.org.

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

Our topics this morning include:

Will we have war in Iran? To protect America or to Protect Israel … isn’t that our first concern, right?

Is the Iran war being orchestrated the same way they orchestrated the Vietnam War in 1964? The Gulf of Tonkin Incident during the Vietnam War 

Shameful responses from Democratic candidates on Human Rights … they make exceptions when it comes to Israel.

For more information on The Arab Street Radio and Podcast and on Ray Hanania's other podcasts on mainstream American politics, and his award-winning writings and opinion columns visit www.Hanania.com.

06-19-19 Arab Radio Pete Buttigieg, McCullom & politics

Arab Radio Pete Buttigieg, McCullom and politics

The Arab Street Radio, Detroit and the world. Its Friday JUNE 14, 2019 … I’m Ray Hanania, special US Correspondent for the Arab News Newspaper … and you’re listening to THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast broadcast from Detroit, Michigan through 690 AM WNZK Radio.
 
THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast is a part of the US Arab Radio Network hosted by Laila Alhusini … in an effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their rights … for more information go to my website at www.Hanania.com … and afterwards on podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or by visiting my podcast website www.TheArabStreet.org.
 
The radio show call-in number is 248-557-3300          
 
Our topics this morning include:
1. South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and the insanity opposition against him from Arabs … 
2. he says if elected president he would suspend funding to Israel if they annex the West Bank … but still, the Arab fanatics are going berserk because he said the Palestinians were divided an disorganized … “Repeal and replace” the 2001 congressional authorization that the US military still uses to this day to fight terrorism and engage in foreign wars around the world
3. Recommit the US to the Iran nuclear deal
4. Withhold some US taxpayer money from Israel if it annexes parts of the West Bank
5. Rejoin the Paris climate accord
6. Increase investment in renewable technologies to reverse environmental degradation
 
Betty McCollum fighting the lonely fight… she’s neither Arab nor Muslim but she is doing a lot to defend Palestinian rights …
 
The drum beat to attack Iran over an alleged attack against oil tankers in Oman … is this a modernday Gulf of Tonkin resolution?
 
 
For more information on The Arab Street Radio and Podcast and on Ray Hanania's other podcasts on mainstream American politics, and his award-winning writings and opinion columns visit www.Hanania.com.
 
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If you are outside of the Greater Detroit region, you can listen to the show online using one of these links
 
 
 

Arab Radio on Aladdin and why it’s bad June 7, 2019

Arab Radio on Aladdin and why it's bad

June 7, 2019

#ArabRadio Talkshow Host Ray Hanania talks about the new Disney Movie "Aladdin" and how it is just another continuation of Hollywood's racist approach to Arabs, live on WNZK AM Radio in Detroit, Friday June 7, 2019 from 8 AM until 9 AM EST (Detroit time). Listen Live online from anywhere in the world.

Host Ray Hanania discusses the new movie Aladdin, a remake from the original Disney film released in 1992. Hanania compares Aladdin to the 1950s "happy racist" movies and TV series about African Americans produced in the 1950s and 1960s, like Amos and Andy. He talks about the reality of the myth of Aladdin, which is NOT a part of the original The Arabian Nights, but was added by a European writer in the 18th Century, because he thought it was cute.

Yea, those Arabs, they are so cute and cuddly and expendable, manipulative and easily managed in their internal divisions.

Hanania also talks about the failure of Arabs in American to unite, to be divided and to allow Hollywood to churn out one racist anti-Arab movie after another.

Get more information on RayHanania's podcasts at www.TheArabStreet.org and read his columns at www.Hanania.com

05-31-19 Arab Radio Netanyahu, Aladdin Kushner’s failed peace

Arab Radio Netanyahu, Aladdin Kushner's failed peace

May 31, 2019

#ArabRadio Talkshow Host Ray Hanania talks about how the plan to bolster the #Palestinian economy through donors won’t bring peace, and he will examine the political collapse of Prime Minister Benjamin #Netanyahu’s recent election victory, on WNZK AM Radio in Detroit, Friday May 31, 2019 from 8 AM until 9 AM EST (Detroit time). Listen Live online from anywhere in the world

Host Ray Hanania discusses the turmoil in Israeli politics and the second-chance Arab Israeli voters have to change Israel's racist Apartheid society through the ballot box and by electing Arab Palestinian members to the Israeli Knesset.

Hanania also talks about the movie Aladdin and why he refuses to watch it. Aladdin is a subtle racist movie that uses humor and entertainment to reinforce stereotypes about Arabs and the Middle East.

Hanania also talks about his columns including his criticism of the Bahrain summit being organized by Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, two of the leats objective Middle East liaisons ever to represent the United States.

Get more information on RayHanania's podcasts at www.TheArabStreet.org and rea dhis columns at www.Hanania.com

Syria, Nakba, Ramy, Zogby, Tlaib, Hamas, Media bias

Syria, Nakba, Ramy, Zogby, Tlaib, Hamas, Media bias

May 10, 2019 Live on WNZK AM 690 Radio in Greater Detroit

Its Friday May 10, 2019 … I’m Ray Hanania … and you’re listening to THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast broadcast from Detroit, Michigan through 690 AM WNZK Radio … Ramadan Kareem ... salam aleikum wa ramatil allah wa barakatum!

Tune in and join the conversation by calling 248-557-3300

Our topics on live radio in Detroit today includes a discussion of the Nakba commemoration, 71 years since Israel began the destruction of Palestine … and a look at the situation in Syria and the continuing violence there by Israel, the U.S., Iran and Russia … and we’ll take calls from listeners this morning …

We talk about the new Hulu TV series on American Muslims and Arabs, Ramy -- it's mostly about Muslims but it's really about Arabs -- America dislikes Arabs and embraces Muslims mainly because int heir eyes most Muslims in AMerica are non-Arab.

We also discuss how the news media is biased. They attack President Trump on everything EXCEPT on his policies on Palestine and Israel ... they criticism is mild when it comes to that narrow focus and that narrow focus is where thebias exists.

For more information on The Arab Street Radio and Podcast and on Ray Hanania's other podcasts on mainstream American politics, and his award-winning writings and opinion columns visit www.Hanania.com.

If you are outside of the Greater Detroit region, you can listen to the show online using one of these links

https://arabradio.us/live/

https://tunein.com/radio/WNZK-690-s21615/

THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast is a part of the US Arab Radio Network hosted by Laila Alhusini … in an effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their rights … for more information go to my website at www.Hanania.com

Our show is available afterwards on podcast on iTunes or by visiting the website www.TheArabStreet.org.

Arab Radio: Facebook hypocrisy, BDS and Roger Waters, Trumps peace plan

Arab Radio: Facebook hypocrisy, BDS and Roger Waters, Trumps peace plan

Its Friday May 3, 2019 … I’m Ray Hanania … and you’re listening to THE ARAB STREET Radio & Podcast broadcast from Detroit, Michigan through 690 AM WNZK Radio …

Tune in and join the conversation by calling 248-557-3300 ... check out all of Ray Hanania's podcasts and writings by visiting www.Hanania.com

If you are outside of the Greater Detroit region, you can listen to the show online using one of these links

https://arabradio.us/live/

https://tunein.com/radio/WNZK-690-s21615/

Our topics on live radio in Detroit today include a discussion on the hypocrisy of Facebook banning and censoring people because of their views while ignoring similar views by pro-Israel fanatics ...

We also talk about the efforts of protestors to block a discussion in Boston on BDS by speaker Roger Waters of Pink Floyd. A Federal judge has thrown out the claims of the protestors and said that BDS and Waters are engaged in Constitutionally protected Free Speech.

We also discuss the peace plan that President Donald Trump is preparing to unveil and why Palestinians and Arabs should engage in the process and not reject the plan outright. Palestinians need to be strategic and smart in how they confront pro-Israel bias. Rejection merely undermines the Palestinian cause.

And we also talk about the 107th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and the conclusion this past week of Arab American Heritage Month, April, which was coordinated by ArabAmerica.com and Amal and Warren David nationally securing more than 120 proclamations and more than 20 states including in Illinois and Michigan.

For more information on The Arab Street Radio and Podcast and on Ray Hanania's other podcasts on mainstream American politics, and his award-winning writings and opinion columns visit www.Hanania.com.

Ray Hanania hosts two separate podcasts, this one, The Arab Street Radio & Podcast on Middle East and Arab World issues and politics at www.TheArabStreet.org, and a second one "Ray Hanania on Politics' which focuses on mainstream American politics, in Chicagoland, and the Midwest at www.RayHananiaOnPolitics.com.