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Author Archives: Ivey Noojin

Arab American Women Making an Impact: Nada Dalgamouni

By: Ivey Noojin/Arab America Contributing Writer “Arab American Women Making an Impact” is an ongoing series about women who are making a difference in America. Nada Dalgamouni is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee from Jordan who currently lives in Michigan. She has dedicated her life to helping children and encouraging diversity within her community. Every … Continued

The Question of BDS and its Counterpart in Congress and Texas

By: Ivey Noojin/Arab America Contributing Writer This past week the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement in protest to Israeli occupation has gained significant coverage. Two senators are trying to stop a stipulation in Congress that would make the BDS movement criminal. However, this proclivity for anti-boycott does not only exist on the federal level; it … Continued

The Impact of Social Media in the Arab World

By: Ivey Noojin/Arab America Contributing Writer The number of accounts on social media in the Arab world has doubled in the last three years, according to a recent Arab Social Media Report. This number especially expanded during the Arab Spring. Most notably, the rise in use of social media is because of the large percentage … Continued

Senate Passes Bill Aimed to End Unconstitutional Yemen War

By: Ivey Noojin, Arab America Contributing Writer Congress is taking a stand against Saudi Arabia in a direct contradiction to a plethora of President Trump’s statements in regards to the murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. In October of this year, many citizens of the United States began to realize the measures that the … Continued

The Story of a Syrian Immigrant: Nano Raies

By: Ivey Noojin/Arab America Contributing Writer Nano Raies is a Syrian-American singer, songwriter, and composer who currently lives in Boston. She was the first Syrian to attend Berklee College of Music, which is one of the best schools for music in the country. She immigrated to the United States with hardly anything and has been … Continued

Does Dabke Improve Your Health?

By: Ivey Noojin/Arab America Contributing Writer Dabke is a popular Arab folk dance that originated in the mountains close to the Mediterranean Sea and the Tigris River. It has been integral to the cultures of Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, and Iraq for centuries, even though the meaning of the dance has changed since its beginning. … Continued

Nadia Murad: Noble Peace Prize Winner 2018

By: Ivey Noojin/Arab America Contributing Writer Iraqi Nadia Murad was one of the two people awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize this year. Denis Mukwege, a Congolese doctor that helped rape victims from war, was the other. This year was the first time the international community has publicly acknowledged that women are used as weapons … Continued

A Brief History of Arab American Political Participation

By: Ivey Noojin/Arab America Contributing Writer The issue of Arab American political participation is especially important in wake of the midterms yesterday. Arab Americans haven’t always had the opportunity of feeling represented, because of prejudices within the U.S. society. Historically in the past, many Arab Americans were made to feel that they did not belong … Continued

Arab American Women Making an Impact: Maha Freij

By: Ivey Noojin/Arab America Contributing Writer Born in a geographic area of Palestine which is now considered Israel, Maha Freij was the first Arab woman in Israel to earn a CPA license, which is the highest achievement for an accountant in Israel. She currently is the chief financial officer and deputy executive director of the … Continued

Beautiful Arabic Phrases That Don’t Make Sense in English

By Ivey Noojin/Arab America Contributing Writer Translating from Arabic to English has become more popular due to the United States’s increased interest in the Arab World. As Arabs migrate to the West, they bring not only their culture and religion with them but also their language. Many Arab Americans know the struggle of trying to … Continued

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