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Author Archives: Dan Gil

Bella Hadid Covers Vogue Arabia’s First September Issue — See the Pics!

Source: NBC News 9 By: Jennifer Drysdale Bella Hadid covers the magazine’s first September issue, months after her sister, Gigi, graced the cover of its first-ever issue in March. RELATED: Gigi Hadid Pays Tribute to Palestinian Roots in First Ever ‘Vogue Arabia’ Cover: ‘It Means the World to Me’ The 20-year-old model sports a cute, … Continued

Ilan Pappe talks about the Middle East: ‘Change will come’

Source: CS Monitor By: Steve Donoghue AUGUST 15, 2017 —Historian Ilan Pappe’s new book The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories continues his work of shining new analytical light on the seemingly intractable Israel-Palestine conflict, following up earlier books such as “Ten Myths About Israel” and the bestselling “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.” Pappe … Continued

Book Review: The powerful story of a Christian family in Iraq

Source: Arab News By: Manal Shakir “The Baghdad Eucharist” tells the heartbreaking tale of a Christian family in Iraq who must navigate through the ups and downs of life, political upheaval, religious strife and war. Sinan Antoon, a well-known novelist and translator and an award-winning poet, has written four previous novels and two collections of … Continued

How to be a Palestinian supermom

Source: Al Jazeera By: HyoJin Park8 Nabi Saleh, occupied West Bank – Friday is a day of protest in Nabi Saleh. Manal Tamimi has been going to these protests for as long as she can remember. To her, to be a Palestinian parent is to be an activist. It’s impossible to separate the two roles. Taking … Continued

Women’s March to reconvene around 2018 after Charlottesville

Source: USA Today By: Heidi Przybyla WASHINGTON — The Women’s March, which organized the biggest national protest in U.S. history, is reconvening. The goal is to direct its resources and grassroots network toward the 2018 midterm elections. For the first time since an estimated 2.6 million citizens marched on Washington and in cities across the country … Continued

64 Interesting Facts about Morocco

Source: Fact Retriever By: Jill Bartholomew An Arabic name for Morocco, al-Magrib al-Aqsa, means “the extreme west” and attests to Morocco’s place as the westernmost country in the Arab world.[7] Morocco is one of the world’s largest producers of illicit hashish.[7] Oukaïmeden, in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains is the highest ski resort in Africa; however, snowfall … Continued

How is Israel compiling its BDS blacklists?

Source: Electronic Intifada By: Asa Winstanley Human rights activists are challenging Israeli blacklists of supporters of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for Palestinian rights, or BDS. Lawyer Eitay Mack and several other Israeli activists last week filed a freedom of information petition with the Jerusalem district court demanding that two government departments disclose how they create … Continued

The Israel Lobby vs the First Amendment

Source: Al Jazeera By: Ramzy Baroud The adage goes, “Be careful what you wish for, because you might just get it.” Indeed, this is the very predicament in which the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) could soon find itself. In its obsessive efforts to defeat the Palestinian-led boycott movement, AIPAC will soon force … Continued

Why It’s Important to call the White Nationalists Terrorists

By Dan Gil/Contributing Writer This weekend gave the United States a long look into the past. Protests at the University of Virginia turned the college campus into a violent and deadly scene of mayhem as a rally of white nationalists convened in Charlottesville to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee the … Continued

CuriosiD: How Did Detroit Become a Center for Arabs in the United States?

Source: WDET THE SHORT ANSWER SHELBY JOUPPIArab-American family-owned markets, butcher shops and restaurants can be found throughout Dearborn. The Arab-American community in Detroit began with a small group of Syrian and Lebanese merchants who immigrated in the late 1800s. Many left their lives as peasants in the rural Middle East for the rapidly industrializing West, sometimes passing through Ellis … Continued

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