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Can G.I. Joey Tribbiani Take Down Osama Bin Laden?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Let's face it, America doesn't need the Saudis to promote its culture. It always had and always will have fans around the world.

Project Interchange Highlights Bedouin-Style Fair Trade in Lakia, Israel

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

Elsana and her three Israeli-Bedouin partners envisioned a better life for themselves and founded the Association for the Improvement of Women's Status, Lakia in 1992.

Bahraini FM : "Arab-Israel Dialogue Could Lead to Normalization"

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sigurd Neubauer

As regional leaders, international dignitaries and senior military officials convened at the seventh annual Manama Dialogue hosted by Bahraini King H...

Israel: Using WikiLeaks to Build a Straw Man

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

From the day the first batch of WikiLeaks appeared in the international press, the Israelis were crowing "this is good for us." My first reaction was "how silly, yet predictable." My second was "how dangerous."

Myths About America and Americans

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

Because of globalization, many aspects of American culture are known world-wide. Despite this familiarity, there are myths believed by many Arabs that distort their understanding of America and the American people.

Fox News Must Fire Glenn Beck for Mocking a Holocaust Survivor

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David A. Love

All of us should be concerned about Glenn Beck's verbal assault on George Soros and his mocking of the Holocaust. Yet, this is more than a Jewish issue.

GOP and the Deepening Divide

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

What has happened to the "Grand Old Party" of George H.W. Bush and James Baker? For one, the GOP has become captive of several groups that now dominate the party's base and have transformed its thinking.

Arab Voices: Listening and Moving Beyond Myths

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

What we find when we survey public opinion is a rich and varied landscape across the Arab World that defies stereotype.

Our Ignorance and Our Interests: Why We Need to Learn More, Not Less, About Islam and the Arab World

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

How did we get into the situation in which we knew so little about a world where we had so much at stake? As I note in my new book, Arab Voices: What they Are Saying to Us and Why It Matters, it all begins with education -- or the lack of it.

What Is Distinctive About Arab-American Writing Today? (PHOTOS)

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

At some point, readers and critics stop thinking of the hyphenated literature from an exoticizing perspective, and instead treat the writing on its own terms.

Poetry As a Bridge Across Cultures

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Marilyn Hacker, who splits her time between Paris and New York, is one of our greatest exponents of poetry written in traditional forms, using sonnets...

According to Peretz, Americans Must Think Life Is Cheap

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Marty Peretz apologized for saying he wasn't sure whether Muslims deserve the same rights as other Americans, but refused to apologize for having said that "Muslim life is cheap, especially for Muslims."

Do Arab & Muslim Lives Matter?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

John Bolton and Martin Peretz, in undermining America's core values of a big-tent approach to accommodating and absorbing other societies, are not performing a patriotic duty.

New Republic Publisher: First Amendment Should Not Apply to Muslims

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

At a time when hate has taken a hold in the public discourse, a quasi-liberal publisher has taken hatred and raised it to the level of advocating the denial of constitutional rights to millions of Americans because of their religion.

Dr Jack Shaheen: "More leadership needed on Park 51 conversation."

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christian Avard

The national conversation on the Park 51 Islamic Community Center has taken a turn for the worst. Opponents claim it's too close to the Ground Zero a...

Trying to Be Hopeful About Peace

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

As we approach the latest incarnation of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, I'm finding it difficult to be hopeful, though I will continue to try to be supportive recognizing, as I do, the consequences of failure.

In Democracy's Wasteland, Israel Razes a Bedouin Village...Again (VIDEO)

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

With no recourse from the Israeli state or its courts, the Bedouin villagers of Al-Arakib have no other option but to start over from scratch on their recently destroyed homes. And they have nowhere else to go.

After Zakaria, What About Other ADL Humphrey Prize Recipients?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

I don't necessarily believe in follow-the-leader, but knowing how other recipients feel about the ADL controversy and the Cordoba mosque could be instructive and important.

Arabs Don't Care About Palestine? Don't Bet on It

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Are Arabs "fed up" and "not interested" in an on-again, off-again endless process? Yes. But no longer "passionate about Palestine"? Don't bet on it.

The Case for Attacking Iran's Nukes

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

Some have argued that the Cold War-era mutual assured destruction doctrine would contain Iran. That is a big assumption -- specially in light of the Iranian regime's ideology.

Peace Will Never Come to the Middle East

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

The dominant bloody ethno-religious politics will always prevent the different groups from mixing and melting into states where citizens enjoy equal rights.

The Arab World Against Ahmadinejad?

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

A monumental geopolitical reversal that has not earned a thousandth of the media coverage devoted to Hillary Clinton's changing moods is the UAE's decision to inspect Iranian ships and freeze select bank accounts.

The Hurt Locker's Missing Disclaimer: No Arabs Were Harmed During the Making of This Movie

Ahmad Sadri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ahmad Sadri

Why get uptight, right? This is a genre flick, after all. And yet, this movie did make me uptight with its profound indifference to a nation utterly destroyed in an American preemptive war.

Obama and the Middle East: Complex Systems, Poorly Planned Interventions, and The Law of Unintended Consequences

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric K. Clemons

Obama has not yet mastered the matrix of interactions that tie causes to diverse effects in the complex Mideast system. We wish that the Harvard Law School taught courses in logic and military history.

Retire Ari Fleischer! The Hypocrisy, Double Standards & Dishonesty Behind Helen Thomas's Retirement

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Katie Halper

More people seemed more upset over Helen Thomas's gaffe than they were over the killing of nine people on board a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.