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Author Archives: Yara Jouzy

Fruit Up Your Shisha

  BY: Yara Jouzy/ Contributing Writer  Shisha is a major part of many Arabs ‘ daily lives, especially in the Middle East. Whether its a chill night with your family or after a long day of work, there’s usually shisha involved. It’s a way to relax, unwind and socialize. Shisha was more of a cultural … Continued

This Summer Enjoy a Scrumptious Barbecue, Arab Style

BY: Yara Jouzy/ Contributing Writer Barbecue’s in the Arab world, are so common, particularly in the summer. It’s a way to bring together all the family and friends to socialize, to create a community, and most importantly, to share all the delicious food. It includes meats, vegetables, and more.  In addition, Arabs pride themselves in … Continued

7 Arab Drinks to Cool Off Your Summer!

By: Yara Jouzy/ Contributing Writer It’s July and the heat is only going to get worse during August.  So, as the summer gets hotter, we try to find new ways to get cooler.  What would be a better way to do so than with refreshing Arab summer drinks? It’s all about the fresh fruit juices, … Continued

It’s Tabla Time

BY: Yara Jouzy/ Contributing Writer  Instruments in the Arab world date all the way back to the 1800s. Music has always been a part of the Arab culture, traditions and way of life as it is ingrained in an Arab’s identity. The tabla is one of the most famous instruments that Arabs all over the … Continued

Springtime in the Arab World

BY: Yara Jouzy/ Contributing Writer Spring is one of the most beautiful seasons in the Arab World. Flowers are blossoming, birds are chirping, while family and friends are enjoying the weather outside. Dwellers of the land absolutely love the warm weather and the good food it brings with it. During spring, fruits and vegetables in … Continued

Palestinian Prisoner’s Day

  BY: Yara Jouzy/ Contributing Writer Palestinians have been prisoners and detainees in Israeli prisons for decades, facing brutal, inhumane, and illegal treatment. Every year, these prisoners restart a movement of solidarity and carry out an open-ended hunger strike. On Monday, almost 1,100 Palestinian prisoners joined a hunger strike for Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, where Palestinians … Continued

Drake Shows Love to Arabs in his New Album “More Life”

Last week, the famous rapper Aubrey Drake Graham, also known as Drake, dropped his newest album titled, “More Life.” Fans all over the world were bursting with energy, particularly his Arab ones, after they heard his references to their culture in several songs.

Elton John Stands With Palestinians at New Banksy Hotel in Bethlehem

BY: Yara Jouzy/ Contributing Writer Legendary British singer, Elton John, performed at the opening of “The Walled Off Hotel” on Sunday night. The singer and songwriter expressed his solidarity with the Palestinians through his incredible video streamed performance at the hotel, which was recently unveiled by famed graffiti artist, Banksy. The honorary guest spoke to … Continued

Welcome to “The Worst View,” a Bethlehem Hotel by Banksy

BY: Yara Jouzy/ Contributing Writer The occupied Palestinian city of Bethlehem opened its newest hotel this week called the “The Hotel With the Worst View in the World”. Plastered all over the walls of the hotel are works by famous British graffiti artist and pro-Palestine activist, Banksy. The walled off hotel is made up of … Continued

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