Ray Hanania’s Podcast: Mainstream & Middle East

03-22-13 Radio Baladi Special Edition Podcast on Obama

Radio Baladi co-hosts Ray Hanania and Ali Younes engage in a lively debate and discussion about President Barack Obama's trip to the Middle East in this Special Edition Podcast of Radio Baladi www.RadioBaladi.com Friday March 22, 2013. Younes and Hanania discuss the ramifications of Obama's trip to Israel and Palestine, his public comments and whether or not his efforts might result in peace. They also discuss the extremism in the Arab and Jewish community and how extremists are obstacles to peace.

03-22-13 Radio Baladi Hala McDonalds Obama

Ray Hannaia hosts Radio Baladi Friday March 22, 2013 on WNZK AM 690 radio www.RadioBaladi.com and discusses two issues, the lawsuit mess involving McDonalds and claims that back in 2011 it falsely claimed it was selling Halal Chicken, and some comments and discussion about President Barack Obama's trip to Israel and Palestine and the deep disappointment many Palestinians have with Obama's failure to stand up for justice and what is right. The extremists, though, take it to the far extreme and reject everything and despite my own dissapppointment with Obama I think we need to always grasp at hope that peace will come. Compromise is the ONLY solution. One State won't work and can't happen, and two-states is being massacred.

McDonalds in Dearborn and Halal. We had guest Paul Levy of the Citizens legal group set up by Ralph Nader 30 years ago talk about why he and the ACLU got involved to defend the rights of Majed Moughni who objected to a settlement of the class action lawsuit. The Judge and Lawyers came down hard on Majed and censored him but Levy was able to step in and reverse the truly unfair decision against Majed.

Click here for  Majed's Facebook Page.

Here is a story on what happened originally, on the resolution of the Class Action lawsuit.

Here is a story on Majed's fight against McDonalds.

Here's a link to the Public Citizen's Litigation group that defended Majed's right to speak out

Clearly McDonald's screwed up and the lawyers representing the class action lawsuit made a major public relations mistake by trying to silence Majed. He has the right to object. The effort to silence Majed made this an even bigger case than it was and raises questions about the judge involved and raises even more serious questions about McDonalds which is the target of a growing boycott that is not about to stop. Why would they silence Majed unless they feared what he had to say?

On Barack Obama, we didn't spend a lot of time on this but will moving foward. Many people are disappointed with Obama's one-sided comments and his failure to take substantive action to resolve the Palestine-Israel conflict. His trip did little to make things better but the fanatics have gone off the deep end, I think, in attacking him. It's ok to criticize Obama but it's not okay to promote hatred as some -- I said SOME -- continue to do. We have to reject the hate-driven fanatics and push for moderation.

-- Ray Hanania

03-15-13 Radio Baladi Rachel Corrie Obama

Radio Baladi on WNZK AM 690 radio Friday March 15, 2013, co-hosts Ray Hanania and Ali Younes discusses a wide range of topics on the Middle East with listeners including President Barack Obama's planned worthless trip to the Middle East to kiss the Israeli blarney stone -- he says he's not going to Ramallah but will visit the Church of the Nativity (maybe to prove once and for all to racist Americans that he is not Muslim, but is a Christian). We also discuss the 10 year anniversary of the murder of American citizen Rachel Corrie and all the Americans who have been killed by Israel and ignored; and we also debate with one caller Gun Control; and finally we discuss the letter to Obama from the Jordanian American community urging him to be a leader and push for peace in the Middle East, instead of going to Israel to be a worthless tourist. We also note the passing on Jan. 31, 2013 of Richard Curtiss the co-founder of the powerful and influential and informative magazine, the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs and offer our condolences to Curtisses' family, the magazine staff and his daughter, Washington Report editor Delinda Hanley. Visit www.RadioBaladi.com to listen to the show live every Friday at 8 am EST, download this and other podcasts and connect to us using social media like the racist anti-Arab Facebook and Twitter, www.Hanania.com

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03-08-13 Radio Baladi Buses Chavez

Radio Baladi Friday March 8, 2013 hosts Ray Hanania and Ali Younes discuss a wide range of topics from the news including: the Jordanian Member of Parliament Shadi al Adwan who drew a gun in a floor debate recently; Jordan's Mukhabarat works with FBI to arrest in Turkey the son-inlaw or Osama Bin Laden, Suleiman Abu Gaith who faces a trial in New York City at the Federal Court for his role in the 9/11 Terrorists attacks against the World Trade Center Twin Towers; the death of Hugo Chavez, who stood up to the bullying of the United States over Israel and broke ties with Israel during the Israeli attack on Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip (2008-2009); the segregated buses Israel is implementing in a throwback to the racist apartheid polices of South Africa and America in the 1950s. Also we discuss the decision by US Senator Carl Levin to retire and not run for re-election. We call on Michigan State Rep. Rashida Tlaib to run for the US Senate.

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03-01-13 Radio Baladi on Zionism, Erdogan, Media Bias

Radio Baladi for March 1, 2013, Friday on WNZK AM 690 Radio with co-hosts Ray Hanania and Ali Younes discussing the Oscars and the misrepresentation by Israelis and the media of the film 5 Broken Cameras, and also remembering Vanessa Redgrave at the Oscars in 1978. Also, Younes and Hanania discuss the issue of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan who made critical comments on Zionism comparing it to anti-Semitism and Fascism, and the criticism by Secretary of State John Kerry, the United Nations and Israel. Are people allowed to criticize Zionism even if that criticism reflects emotion and anger rather than reason? And we discuss the need to boycott the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News for their failure to hire American Arabs as daily columnists to write on issues involving their views of Detroit, Michigan and the World. We also hammer the racist anti-Arab Chicago Sun-Times Newspaper, which is on the verge of collapse. Visit www.RadioBaladi.com for more information on the radio show. Join our Facebook Page click here and www.Hanania.com