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Cedar Rapids, IA: An Interfaith Community in 1900s Middle America

Jun 17, 2021

Photo: Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance By: Claire Boyle/Arab America Contributing Writer Introduction: What is the first thing that comes to mind when we think of the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (IA)? Perhaps it is the towering downtown skyscrapers,(...)

Apamea - An Ancient Syrian City Raised from a Pile of Stones by One Man

Jun 16, 2021

By: Habeeb Salloum/Arab America Contributing Writer “It's the love of my life! I only wish I could live long enough to see Apamea rise again from centuries of neglect.” Abd Al-Razaq Zaqzuq, Director, Department of Antiquities in the Hama region,(...)

History Is Being Re-Written, and It's About Time!

Jun 16, 2021

By: Arab America Contributing Writers / Hala Gores and Ned Rosch This time is different. We are living in remarkable times: a turning point in the historic struggles for justice not only in Palestine but also all over the world.(...)

Melting Pot or Salad Bowl?

Jun 16, 2021

By: Nabil Sater / Arab America Contributing Writer A few weeks ago, I participated in a video call honoring Arab American Heritage Month and somehow the question of, or reference to, the “Melting Pot” surfaced. As soon as I heard(...)

Palestinian Israelis Proclaim their Identity—as Pro-Palestinian Left in U.S. Fights Republican Attempts to Exploit It

Jun 16, 2021

Palestinian Citizens of Israel stepping out to proclaim their identity Photo Foreign Affairs By John Mason / Arab America Contributing Writer Palestinian citizens of Israel have, in the context of the recent war, begun to promote their own interests and(...)

The History of Poetry in the Arab World

Jun 15, 2021

Photo: Al-Jazeera By: Meral Abu-Jaser /Arab America Contributing Writer The history of poetry in the Arab world is considered the highest Arab cultural form. There is perhaps no other poetry so closely allied to the history of its people as is(...)

Arabic Folklore: Fascinating Myths and Legends

Jun 14, 2021

By: Pamela Dimitrova / Arab America Contributing Writer Arabic folklore and mythology are one of the most diverse and colorful in the world, with stories about supernatural creatures, brave heroes, magic lamps and thrilling adventures. Many of them were passed(...)

“Brothers”: The Dutch Movie About the Syrian Civil War

Jun 14, 2021

By: Lindsey Penn/Arab America Contributing Writer The Syrian Civil War has been going on for years now, and many documentaries and films have been created about the conflict. Some films aim to highlight either side, and others aim to showcase(...)

Egypt's New Cairo?

Jun 14, 2021

New Cairo. Photo: Wikipedia By: Christian Jimenez/Arab America Contributing Writer In the present day there are many famous urban centers around the world such as London or New York.  However, when people think of the most famous cities in the(...)

DIY Arab Arts & Crafts At Home!

Jun 11, 2021

By: Dani Meyer/Arab America Contributing Writer The Arab world is full of rich cultural heritage and arts. There are lots of great crafts that you can do at home that are inspired by the Arab world. Here is a list(...)

Singing for Change: How Music was an Important Revolutionary Tool

Jun 11, 2021

By: Emily Devereaux/Arab America Contributing Writer Historically, most revolutions used significant cultural symbols to help push ideas through the entire population. For example, many people dressed in certain fashions and adorned in various symbols in the French Revolution to signify(...)

Items Traded by the Ancient Arabs

Jun 11, 2021

By: Pamela Dimitrova/ Arab America Contributing Writer From ancient times, trade has always been central to the Arab World, quickly turning them into one of the most important figures in the world's ancient history. This began way back in time(...)

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