Ray Hanania’s Podcast: Mainstream & Middle East

04-17-15 Sean McManus, Rush Darwish are guests

At the top of the hour on The Arab Daily News radio show in Detroit and Washington DC, we talk with Fr. Sean McManus the head of the Holy Land Principles organization (www.HolyLandPrinciples.org) discusses his campaign to force all corporations and businesses working in Israel and Palestine to treat all employees equally, regardless of their race or religion. McManus used the same principles years ago as the Mac Bride Principles to help improve the situation for the people of occupied Northern Ireland. McManus discusses the principles, which are outlined on his website, and also how they can work.

At the half hour, we speak with radio talk show host Rush Darwish (www.RiseUpShow.com) about the presidential elections and the challenges facing the American Arab community. Darwish talks about some of the projects he is involved in and how they helped Americans better understand the Middle East and Palestine issues. Which candidate is better Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio or any of the other dozen that might also announce. Read Ray Hanania's column on the topic by clicking here.
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04-10-15 Radio: Ricky Ben David of the Times of Israel

Ricky Ben David, News Editor and Videographer for the Times of Israel news website which also features blogs, joins Ray Hanania on his monthly Detroit radio show The Arab Daily News/Radio Baladi to discuss issues in the Palestine-Israel conflict on Friday April 10, 2015.

Ben David, a former Op-Ed editor at the Jerusalem Post where Hanania previously wrote a weekly column, talks about the change of Hagai Amir, the brother of Yigal Amir who murdered Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 and helped undermine peace and prolonged the death-driven violence for another two decades. Ben David, who interviewed Hagai Amir, said that the murder accomplice who served a prison term for his role in the 1995 assassination, spent much time meeting imprisoned Palestinians and today believes that there should be one state where Jews and non-Jews, Arabs and Israelis, live together in peace.

Ben David also talks about extremism in Israel, the reality of the relationship between the Israeli right and the Christian Evangelical Movement, the re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and how Israelis view, peace Two-States and President Barack Obama.

It's rare that Israelis and Palestinians discuss major issues but the discussion offers an insight into how the conflict can be stopped and how Palestinians and Israelis can achieve peace.

The show was broadcast in Detroit on WNZK AM 690 Radio and in Washington DC on AM 700 radio, and was rebroadcast in edited form (minus ad breaks) on Talk of the Town Radio on 1450 AM Radio and YahalaVoice.com radio Friday April 10, 2015 at 3:30 pm in Chicago CST. For more information visit www.TheArabDailyNews.com.

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04-08-15 Rush Darwish Show on Mayor Emanuel election

RiseUp Radio hosts Rush Darwish and Naperville Bob discuss the mayoral election contest between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia with Ray Hanania. RiseUp Radio broadcasts every Wednesday from 3:30 until 5 pm on YahalaVoice.com Radio and on 1450 AM in Chicago. Hanania is the editor of The Arab Daily News and The Illinois News Network news sites. RiseUp Radio is online also at www.riseupshow.com. Hanania, Rush and Bob discuss why Emanuel was re-elected and why Garcia lost. Wednesday April 8, 2015.

04-03-15 Salman Aftab on Mayor Emanuel; Sonia Khalil candidate

Talk of the Town Radio with host Ray Hanania on YahalaVoice.com Friday 3:30 PM CST Chicago time, on www.YahalaVoice.com (and second half broadcast on 1450 AM Radio (4-4:30 PM CST)

At the top of the show, we speak with guest Salman Aftab, an influential Muslim American activist in Chicago politics describes why he supports Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Aftab and Hanania discuss the different challenges faced by Muslim Americans and Arab Americans and why two Muslim Arab Americans were tapped by Mayor Emanuel not as Arabs but as Muslims. Hanania argues Emanuel needs to recognize the rights of Muslims. Aftab discusses why Emanuel deserves to be re-elected over challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.
After the half hour break, we interview Sonia Khalil in the studio. Sonia is a young candidate running for alderman in the 3rd Ward in Palos Hills. Sonia discusses the issues she is hearing from voters as she campaigns in the ward which has more than 900 voters representing nearly half of the city's voter constituency.
Her father, Samir Khalil, president of the Arab American Democratic Club, discusses why he supports Jesus Garcia over Rahm Emanuel, and why he is proud that his daughter is seeking election as a public servant in Palos Hills where they live.
At the top of the  show, host Ray Hanania offers best wishes to mainstream Christians as they celebrate Good Friday and also Easter this weekend (April 5, 2015) and to Orthodox Christians who celebrate Palm Sunday this week and Easter one week after mainstream Easter on April 12. And, Hanania offers best wishes to the American Jewish community in celebration of Passover which is tonight Friday April 3, 2015.
For more information on the show, visit www.TheArabDailyNews.com