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Author Archives: Dina Kobeissi

Damascus Travel Guide

By: Dina Kobeissi / Arab America Contributing Writer Damascus is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Although travel to Syria has been significantly impacted due to instability and conflict, more people are traveling to Syria again. Recently, famous Youtube channels like Drew Binsky, Yes Theory, Passenger Paramvir, Eva zu Beck, Bald … Continued

Lebanopoly: A Lebanese Twist on a Classic Board Game

By: Dina Kobeissi / Arab America Contributing Writer Board games are a staple in many people’s childhoods. For Toni Jammal, playing board games with his cousin every summer was always special. Now, he’s brought a Lebanese twist on a classic to homes around the nation. “I loved the game a lot and played it every … Continued

A New Addition to the Arab Food Scene in Boston: Bab Al Yemen

By: Dina Kobeissi / Arab America Contributing Writer Bab Al Yemen opened its doors earlier this year in the midst of bustling Boston right in Kenmore Square. This is the first location of the restaurant which uniquely serves Yemeni cuisine and provides a culturally-inspired atmosphere. Arab America contributing writer Dina Kobeissi, a Boston native herself, … Continued

Resistance and Power: The Street Art of Lebanon

By: Dina Kobeissi / Arab America Contributing Writer Lebanon has experienced an immense amount of hardship, especially in recent years. A port explosion, economic collapse, and political instability have ravaged the country. In response to adversity, Lebanese in Lebanon and the diaspora have expressed themselves, their feelings, their hopes, and their vision for change in … Continued

Meet the Arab Americans Taking Congressional Races by Storm

By: Dina Kobeissi / Arab America Contributing Writer More than any other time in history, the names of Arab Americans are hitting ballots across the country. It is especially unprecedented that we’ve had this many Arab Americans who are running for congressional office. Including both old and new faces, here’s a list of the candidates … Continued

“This is Not Iraq or Syria”: What Reactions to the Invasion of Ukraine Have Revealed About the Normalization of War in the Middle East 

By: Dina Kobeissi / Arab America Contributing Writer Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, people around the world are condemning Russia’s actions and expressing their support for Ukrainians. While this stance against war, defense of human rights, and call for the respect of autonomy are applaudable, one wishes for consistency in the world’s uproar. War, conflict, … Continued

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