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Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on Palestine and Israel

Dec 16, 2015

BY: Adrian Tafesh/Contributing Writer A few months ago the Iran Nuclear Agreement was the U.S.-Israel policy issue that dominated the headlines, and was declared a barometer by which the public would judge candidates in the coming months. Well, a considerable(...)

Zheng He: China's Most Famous Muslim Navigator

Dec 16, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer During the early 20th century an inscription on a stone pillar was discovered in the Taoist goddesses’ Temple of the Celestial Spouse in a town in China’s Fujian province. It told of the amazing epic voyages(...)

Mediterranean Cooking from the Garden with Linda Dalal Sawaya—malfouf mihshi lamb and rice rolled in napa cabbage

Dec 16, 2015

lamb and rice stuffed cabbage rolls (malfouf mihshi bi lahme ou riz) © linda dalal sawaya 2015 Stuffing vegetables such as kousa, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, and leaves such as grape, fig, cabbage, and chard is a time-honored tradition in the(...)

America's Little Syria and Lessons for Today

Dec 9, 2015

BY: Adrian Tafesh/Contributing Writer Donald Trump’s rhetoric on immigration, Islam, and Syrian refugees has finally come to a boiling point. His fascistic policy proposals were hardly ever veiled, and yet he is managing to find bolder and bolder ways to flaunt(...)

Mediterranean Cooking from the Garden with Linda Dalal Sawaya: Savoy(a) cabbage for malfouf mihshi

Dec 9, 2015

malfouf mihshi siyemi (Lebanese stuffed vegan cabbage rolls) © linda dalal sawaya 2015 Savoy cabbage, my dear Iraqi friend Aseel recently told me in a joking way, is "Sawaya cabbage". This because my Lebanese last name, Sawaya, is not an(...)

Exploring Modern Syria's Christian Heartland

Dec 9, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer The cool morning air was invigorating as we left Homs - the Emesa of the Romans - driving westward on an excellent four-lane highway. We had spent a day in this ancient town touring its historic(...)

Palestinian artist Huda Asfour's music reflects determination

Dec 2, 2015

BY: Adrian Tafesh/Contributing Writer Like many of D.C.’s finest artists, Huda Asfour has come from elsewhere. An Oud and Qanoun player, Asfour has lived in many different places, and she instills her music with that air of transience, the same that(...)

Mediterranean Cooking from the Garden with Linda Dalal Sawaya: walnuts for the holidays!

Dec 2, 2015

Persian walnuts in my Oregon garden © linda dalal sawaya 2015 An ancient tree from Persia, the Persian walnut is one of the oldest food trees in the world. Its uses through the ages include medicinal, culinary, and as a(...)

Azulejos - A Moorish Contribution To The Beautification Of Portugal

Dec 2, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer What I remember most from my first journey to Portugal in the early 1960s are the seductive open-air displays of azulejos (ornamental tiles), which I saw everywhere I turned. On the walls of churches, palaces, homes,(...)

Mediterranean Cooking from the Garden with Linda Dalal Sawaya: Thanksgiving pies—Lebanese style!

Nov 25, 2015

spinach sambusik pie © linda dalal sawaya 2015 The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and even my Lebanese mother provided our family with classic stuffed turkey (habash in Arabic), candied yams, mashed potatoes, cranberries, apple pie, and all the side dishes(...)

Abd Al-Rahman I - The Architect Of Moorish Spain

Nov 25, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer “Away! Away with thee, O brother! For yonder black banners are the banners of sons of Abbas.” These must have been chilling words which Abu al-Mutarrif Abd al-Rahman ibn Mu`awiya heard from his younger brother as they(...)

An Arab American Perspective on the Recent Attacks

Nov 18, 2015

BY: Adrian Tafesh/Contributing Writer I’ll address this immediately, as I know that there has been an overload of content generated in the immediate aftermath of the Paris attacks. A tragedy is a tragedy and the people must have license to(...)

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