The Arab Daily News Podcast

02-23-17 Vanessa Redgrave’s righteous courage at the 1978 Oscars

02-23-17 Vanessa Redgrave's righteous courage at the 1978 Oscars

Actress Vanessa Redgrave is a righteous and true champion of justice, a quality she courageously demonstrated during the 1978 Academy Awards presentations of the Oscars. Redgrave won an Oscar for her performance in the Hollywood film Julia, about a woman who raised mone to help fight the Nazis and save Jews from the Holocaust.

But, she also produced a documentary showing the righteous struggle of the Palestinian people against the violence and atrocities of the State of Israel. As a result, members of the terrorist organization the Jewish Defense League protested against her during the Oscars. And when she got up to accept her Oscar, she responded to the racist anti-Arab and anti-Muslim terrorist haters promising to continue her fight to help the oppressed.

Racist and bigoted Hollywood producer Sidney Paddy Chayefsky, who produced the racist anti-Arab hate film Network, later got up and denounced Redgrave declaring ridiculously that the Oscars was no place for political speeches and that she should just shut up.

Redgrave was punished for standing up for justice but she never caved. As the mainstream American news media, which is the promoter of anti-Arab hate and anti-Muslim bigotry, reflected on the 88th Academy Awards this week, they remembered many of themost notable moments of the past but did not mention Redgrave's courageous stand for justice against the pro-Israel bullies.

This podcast is the audio version of my column that was published in the Arab News on feb. 23, 2017.

Click here to read the column at the Arab News in Saudi Arabia.

Get more information on Ray Hanania by visiting his personal website at www.TheDailyHookah.com.

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02-23-17 Podcast Close from Ray Hanania

02-23-17 Podcast Close from Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania describes his podcasts and websites where you can read all his column including at the ArabNews.com, the ArabDailyNews.com and on his personal website TheDailyHookah.com.

And Hanania explains some thoughts on why he launched BiasedReporting.com to document and confront bias and racism in the mainstream American news media:

Thanks for listening to my podcasts. I really appreciate it.

I’m not a journalist or a reporter but I do write Opinion Column Commentaries, like the one you just heard. I write about American politics and issues for a group of newspapers in Chicago, the Southwest Newspaper Group.

I also write about Middle East politics and issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at ArabNews.com, and for the American Arab online news and opinion website, TheArabDailyNews.com.

I archive all my columns on my personal website at www.TheDailyHookah.com where you can also find info on my books, my biography, and contact me. I love to hear what you think, even if we don’t agree. I hope you will share your opinions.

Recently, I also launched a new website called BiasedReporting.com which documents instances of bias and bigotry by the mainstream American News Media. I believe today’s American mainstream news media is corrupt. Over the years, it has been the driving force fueling the racism and hatred against minorities, including Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Muslims, Arabs and especially Palestinians. Oh sure, some reporters do a great job but the system is corrupt and broken. The news media is the biggest political organization in America, and it excludes and attacks those who challenge their political biases and sacred cows.

Instead of being objective and fair reporters, many hide behind the concept of a free press and press freedoms to twist news to reflect their partisan and subjective views and opinions and favorites. They give you opinion under the fake guise of being objective, when they are not.

If they like you, they are fair. If they don’t like you, you have no chance. Biased reporters can be vicious and they are the biggest hypocrites. If you criticize them, they whine, cry foul and respond with even more venom and bias.

I want to change that.

America needs an objective and fair news media that reports the facts, not opinions. And when they do express opinions, they must claim them openly and honestly and be accountable for those views. That’s what I do.

I hope you check it out and support my efforts online, on Facebook and on Twitter.

Thank you again for your time and your support.

www.BiasedReporting.com

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02-09-17 Moderate Arab nations must lead in Trump era

02-09-17 Moderate Arab nations must lead in Trump era

Columnist Ray Hanania discusses the importance of moderate Arab countries like Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates forging a new leadership to work with President Donald Trump during the next four years to ensure that the moderate interests of the Arab people are protected and advanced.

Trump has shown he wants to be a centrist on Middle East issues, despite a strong friendship with Israel. But that friendship with Israel does not mean that Trump has to support Israel's far rightwing agenda. He has already expressed concerns with some critical Israeli policies.

This is the column commentary podcast of Ray Hanania's column which appeared in the Arab News in Saudi Arabia on Thursday Feb. 9, 2017.

Moderate Arab nations must lead in the new Trump era 

For the Arab News Feb. 9, 2017, Updated for Audio Podcast

By Ray Hanania

Assertions that Donald Trump is unfair to the needs of the Arab World are misleading and contradict facts, much like the claim that the newly elected American president Donald Trump “hates” Muslims.

Trump’s efforts to crack down on Islamic extremists who have openly vowed to kill Americans has been widely misinterpreted and wrongly denounced as a “Muslim ban.” It is clearly also not true that Trump has abandoned core issues of justice in the Arab World.

So far, when you look more closely, Trump’s actions are those of a President who is clearly seeking to embrace a more “centrist” approach to Middle East challenges.

Although Trump is scheduled to meet next week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Iran and the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Trump has already started to build a strong base of understanding with moderate Arab World leaders.

Trump’s first face-to-face meeting with a Middle East leader was with Jordan’s King Abdullah II. The Jordanian Monarch had also met with Vice President Mike Pence in Washington D.C.

Click here to read the full column

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01-26-17 The Power of Hollywood Movies

The Power of Hollywood Movies in the Palestine & Middle East conflicts

Ray Hanania's podcast is an audio version of his column published  Jan. 26, 2017  in th Arab News in Saudi Arabia. It discusses the power of movies and how they can significantly alter, change and impact the beliefs of the American people. Why are not stories of Arab, Muslim and Palestinian suffering told to the American people in Hollywood Movies the way the Israelis use movies to distort and exaggerate theirown stories. The Israelis lie but all Palestinians need do is tell the truth through film to make a significant difference in the American understanding of the Palestine and Middle East conflict.

How Hollywood movies define American policies

Published in the Arab News Jan. 26, 2017

By Ray Hanania

The battle between the biased American news media and President Donald Trump wasn’t the only thing on the minds of Americans during these past few weeks.

Nearly 20 million Americans went to theaters to watch “Patriots Day,” a dramatization of how two Chechen Muslims killed four Americans and injured hundreds more during a five-day terror campaign that began at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

Although the 143-minute movie vaguely presented some of the motives of the two bombers, brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the focus was on the suffering of the victims and the people involved in capturing them. In the end, the film brought American audiences together against terrorism by Muslims.

It was a very emotional film, only one of a dozen of movies that define Arab and Muslim terrorism against Americans.

Movies like this strengthen the American resolve against terrorism while reinforcing stereotypes such as the false notion that terrorism only occurs when an Arab or a Muslim kills and American civilian. Most Americans don’t consider it terrorism when an American or an ally like Israel kills Arabs or Muslims. ...

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02-03-17 Understanding Trump’s Suspension of Immigration

Understanding Trump's Suspension of Immigration

Ray Hanania's podcast Feb. 3, 2017 discusses President Donald Trump's suspension of immigration from radical Iran and six other Arab countries that are in total and violent disarray, and why it is important to strengthen our borders and protect Americans from terrorists.

The podcast is an expansion of his exclusive and award winning weekly columns published at the ArabNews.com, TheArabDailyNews.com and his personal website TheDailyHookah.com.

Understanding the reality of Trump’s immigration policy

By Ray Hanania

President Donald Trump ordered the suspension of immigration from seven Muslim countries for 90 days and the entrance of refugees for 120 days fulfilling his much maligned campaign vow to crackdown on illegal immigration.

The seven countries are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Immediately, nearly every Arab and Muslim organization in America joined in condemning Trump’s Executive Order calling it “anti-Muslim,” and referring to it as a “Muslim ban.”

None of the organizations, however, denounced the mainstream American news media which roundly demanded to know why Trump did not expand that order to also include Saudi Arabia, Egypt or Jordan. 

Sadly, many Arabs and Muslims in America have been duped once again into believing that the mainstream American news media, Americans as a society and the many protestors who have denounced Trump’s action the “Muslim ban” really care about Arabs or Muslims.

They don’t.

Here is the truth that the anti-Arab and anti-Muslim media doesn’t want to report, and that the protestors are ignoring. ... Continue reading the column by clicking here.

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