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From Beirut, This Is Paris: In A World That Doesn't Care About Arab Lives

Elie Fares | Posted 11.15.2015 | World
Elie Fares

We can ask for the world to think Beirut is as important as Paris, or for Facebook to add a "safety check" button for us to use daily, or for people to care about us. But the truth of the matter is, we are a people that doesn't care about itself to begin. We call it the new normal, but if this normality then let it go to hell.

Where Is the Peace Camp in Jerusalem?

Ben Barber | Posted 10.22.2015 | World
Ben Barber

The bony finger of war is clearly marking an ancient route to the players. It is difficult to know what to say or write that might chart a path to a more wholesome future.

The Nature of Power: An Interview With Tarik Kafala, Head of BBC Arabic

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.22.2015 | Media
E. Nina Rothe

The definition, as well as the control of power have definitely changed in the last decade. In the Arab world, the exact moment when the shift started can probably be traced to the dramatic events of the Arab Spring.

'A Moment of Hope': Amos Gitai Talks About Rabin, the Last Day

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I love movies because they seem to simplify life. Nowhere is it more clear than on the big screen when a character's predicament begins to shift.

Kurdistan's Slow Rolling Coup d'état

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

A capital city in Iraq is in turmoil. The government has been hit hard by collapsing oil prices and is under pressure from an array of activist groups to reveal the fate of missing oil revenues, and be far more transparent.

No, Arab Gulf Countries Are Not Taking in Refugees

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 10.13.2015 | World
Chaker Khazaal

While the Arab states of the GCC might not have officially resettled any of the Syrian refugees, it would be incorrect to say that Arab states have not received any of the millions of Syrians who have been displaced since the civil war began.

"All This Hate Rhetoric and all These Stereotypical Images Poison People's Beliefs"

Christian Avard | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Christian Avard

Jack Shaheen, one of the world's foremost authorities on media images of Arabs and Muslims, is the author of the groundbreaking documentary film Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People. His book Guilty: Hollywood's Verdict on Arabs after 9/11, was named the 2008 social sciences book of the year by Forward.

From Arab Predicament to a world catastrophe

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

What is really happening in the Middle East, and why are its conflicts spilling over to Europe and other continents? Is it just a couple of civil wars that should be resolved politically and then the good old days will come back?

Salma Hayek on Children, on Love and Kahlil Gibran's the Prophet

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

When a Hollywood superstar strives to help heal the world, just a little, I'm impressed. But when a movie star does it over and over again, uses her influence to create projects that help bridge the divide and help us understand "the other" we're so often afraid of, I can't help but call her a heroine.

Jewish Extremists Make Me Embarrassed to Be Jewish

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 08.03.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

It is both shocking and embarrassing that these extremists cite my Torah as the blueprint for their brutality. If we Jewish people are to call on Muslims to rail against Islamic extremism, then we in the Jewish community must heed our own call. We must stand in opposition against those who tarnish Judaism through their hate and bloodshed.

Israelis Stage 'Sleep-In' To Save Palestinian Village

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Van Winkle's

Does a "sleep-in" have the power to make a difference in the Middle East? One group of Israelis think so. This week, Israeli peace activists began a sleep-in protest in the Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya to prevent the Israeli army from demolishing it, as reported by The Independent.

Shedding Imperial Conceit

James Zogby | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

This is not mere ancient history. It is playing out today, and not just in the consequences of British (or French, or German, or American) imperial misadventures. It informs our Western portrayal of the "East" and our understanding of its peoples. We still see ourselves as the civilized world, the bearers of universal values. And we still portray the "East" as less civilized, more prone to violence, less respectful of human life and liberty.

Runners Without Borders Brings Jewish And Arab Teens Together

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.26.2015 | Religion

A group of teens in Jerusalem is making strides toward interfaith understanding. Runners Without Borders brings young people from Jewish and Arab h...

A Smart New Washington Project

James Zogby | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

Our polling shows that Arab opinion is largely confounded when it comes to assessing the region's current crises. They know where they want to be, but they don't know how to get there.

Egypt Bans Ultras in Bid to Break Anti-Government Protests

James Dorsey | Posted 05.16.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Ultras have for the past eight years been at the core of anti-government protest in Egypt. They have been the drivers of student protests in the last two years against the regime of Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, the general-turned-president who in 2013 toppled Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first and only democratically elected president.

If the US Wants Arabs as Partners, We Must Treat Them As Such

James Zogby | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

If we play it right and if we listen carefully to what our Arab partners are saying to us, the Iran deal can open the door to constructive discussions with allied Arab leaders that will enhance the prospects of peace and stability across the region. My concerns are not with the deal itself, but with how it was done.

Iranian Arab Soccer Pitch Emerges as Flashpoint in Saudi-Iranian Proxy War

James Dorsey | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
James Dorsey

A soccer pitch in the Iranian city of Ahvaz, home to Iran's Arab minority, has emerged as a flashpoint of anti-government protest at a time of rising Arab-Iranian tensions over the status of Shiite Muslim minorities in the Arab world and the crisis in Yemen.

Iran and Israel and US

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The interventionist 19th century British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston famously said that "Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests."

Israeli Knesset Focuses on Unity in Opening Session

Anav Silverman | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Anav Silverman

The Knesset opening session was buzzing with new faces, as 39 new Members of Knesset joined their veteran colleagues in the swearing in ceremony that took place in the Israeli parliament on Tuesday, March 31.

Israel's Arab Minority Integrating Politically, Economically

Anav Silverman | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Anav Silverman

A little over 20 percent Israel's eight million citizens are Arabs. According to the Israeli Democracy Index, a public opinion survey project conducted by the Israeli Democratic Institute and the Guttman Center for Surveys found last year that 65 percent of Israeli-Arabs are proud to be Israeli.

The Palestinian Arab Citizens of Israel: Pointing the Way Forward

James Zogby | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

That the Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel have fought for their rights for 67 years and continue to advance in their struggle gives me hope. As we approach this years' "Land Day," keep your eyes on this remarkable community. They do, indeed, point the way forward.

Peace in the Middle East Begins at Home

Eli Beer | Posted 05.16.2015 | Impact
Eli Beer

At a time when the Middle East is a minefield of socio-religious tensions, such interactions between disparate communities seem especially rare. But when they happen, they can be transformative.

Brown Lives Matter, Muslim Lives Matter

David A. Love | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices
David A. Love

These tragic incidents received a mere fraction of the attention they should have. While the focus of late has been on #BlackLivesMatter, it is important to address the violence visited upon other groups, including religious and ethnic minority groups -- whether by terrorists, vigilantes or police who believe they have a right to monitor and take not only black lives, but brown lives too.

Zaha Hadid: It's Tough Being an Arab Woman in the Architecture Business

Alain Elkann | Posted 05.09.2015 | World
Alain Elkann

My work is not within the accepted box. Maybe because I am a woman. Also an Arab. There was a certain prejudice about these things.

Med Film Factory Training Program: Crowdfunding to Undo the Stereotypes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.28.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Unfortunately, it's not only Western audiences that have grown to believe these absurd stereotypes, but the Arab world has started down a path that now seems hell bent on destruction.