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Author Archives: Alena Khan

Sympathy for Central American Children vs. For Palestinian Children

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer I’m sick to my stomach, which is aching badly. I just barely through looking at the photos that I gathered for possible inclusion in this article. The photos of the Central American children who have been separated from their parents at the border with Mexico, mostly in Texas, are … Continued

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Is She an Inspiration to Arab Americans?

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer  On Friday, September 18, 2020, our nation lost a true trailblazer in the fight for women’s rights, justice, and equality. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme court, died, surrounded by her family in her Washington home. While we mourn the death of a … Continued

Reasons the Media Fails to Tell the Truth about Us

There was once a time when one could rely completely on the media for accurate information, unfortunately, that time had passed a long time ago. In more recent times, media has gained its own reputation for putting their own twist on information, whether it’s adding unnecessary details, omitting the important details, sensationalizing certain events, etc. … Continued

The Empires who Ruled What is Known as the Arab World Today

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer  The Arab world we know today has several different regions, different people, and different cultures. What they have in common are the main empires which ruled what is known as the Arab world today. In fact, history’s most notable empires were centered in the Middle East. Powerful and advanced … Continued

Sheldon Adelson’s Effect on Trump’s Policies

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer  In the midst of events relating to the Palestine-Israel conflict, there have been ongoing efforts by different groups aiming to minimize the influence of the Israel lobby. What they don’t know though that they’re up against more than just the GOP, in fact, they’re facing the 10th richest man … Continued

Netflix Removes Hasan Minhaj Comedy Special Critical of Saudi Arabia

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer Hasan Minhaj: Patriot Act, Netflix’s most recent satirical comedy show has gained lots of traction for more than just its entertainment and educational aspects. The Daily Show alumnus Hasan Minhaj’s Netflix original series explores the cultural and political landscape in our world today. In each episode, Minhaj covers a … Continued

Is Diplomacy in the Middle East Better Than the Threat of War?

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer  Throughout history up until now, the Middle East and North Africa region has become “one of the most hostile regions in the world.” With conflicts spreading throughout both territories, including one of the biggest, the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, some sort of agreement or solution is long overdue. About 60 plus … Continued

The World is Fighting for Palestine While US Is Destroying It

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer With all that’s going on with Palestine, you’d think that most of the world is on their side. And they are, but a lot of their efforts to aid Palestinians and rebuild their futures are being interrupted by our own country. US Congress and state legislatures are protecting the … Continued

Not All Criticism of Israel is Anti-Semitism

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer Our right to freedom of speech has faced its obstacles throughout history, and in the recent months, we face another–the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2018. The proposed bill along with the new addition of Kenneth Marcus in the Department of Education (ED) is challenging free speech on college campuses, … Continued

What Issues are on the Minds of Arab Americans?

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer As Arab Americans growing up in a post 9/11 world, there are many challenges and topics to complain about. Whether it’s political or cultural, Arab Americans face many challenges and issues on a day to day basis. Here are some issues Arab Americans often complain about: Immigration The United … Continued

Is EU the Only Hope to Solve the Palestinian/Israeli Crisis?

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer  As faith is gone for America to solve the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, all eyes are on EU as the only hope. However, since Israel has passed the new nation-state bill confirming Israel as a Jewish nation-state, and all other recent developments, EU’s stance may have changed.  The resolution of the … Continued

Adding Insult to Injury: Trump Again Disgraces Palestinians

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer Throughout Trump’s presidency, there have been major setbacks when it comes to US-Palestine relations, a major one was recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and transferring the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Now there have been cuts in funding and set limitations on Palestinian refugees. When … Continued

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