Articles by Amer Zahr
Normalization with Zionism: An Intro
What defines normalization with Zionist groups and individuals? Debates and misunderstandings abound about the subject and what Palestinians demand. Now, I don’t speak for all […]
Protesting while white
Like you, I watched the events of last week, as Trump supporters, who happen to be overwhelmingly white, like almost of them, stormed the United […]
I’m voting for the ham
As you all know, along with comedy, I’m a political and social activist. Actually my comedy is activism. I’ve twice been a national surrogate for […]
Dearborn, Arabs, Mikes, and Jesus
I gotta tell you about Dearborn, Michigan. I live here. I love it. It’s one of Detroit’s most vibrant suburbs. As you might know, […]
J Street is great! Right?
We Palestinians in America have watched AIPAC ravage us for decades. For years, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has specialized in dehumanizing Palestinians, erasing […]
Boycott Burgerim? Yes!
I’ve been posting and talking about Burgerim for some time now, urging everyone to boycott this burger franchise. In fact, I even got the attention […]
Don’t mess with Palestinians!
You have to feel bad for the Israelis. They’ve tried everything to get rid of us. But we just won’t die. Over 70 years ago, […]
Palestinians don’t hate Jews, and I can prove it
Recent events in America have compelled me to once again make something clear. Palestinians don’t hate Jews. I can prove it. Google was founded by […]
Ilhan, do not apologize. You have us.
Dear sister Ilhan, As a Palestinian, I can tell you that we have seen this movie before. You stand for justice for Palestinians.You say something in […]
I said, “Please don’t be Arab” … then I realized he couldn’t be
This past weekend, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Robert Bowers calmly walked into the Tree of Life Congregation and murdered eleven Jewish parishioners. […]
Are we Palestinians so hard to understand?
It’s been more than a week now of Israel murdering Palestinians in Gaza. To be clear, their deaths were not the result of “clashes” or […]
Yes, “Black Panther” is a little anti-Muslim
Before I get into this amateur movie review of “Black Panther,” and before I get into trouble, let me start with a few statistics. Half […]
Trump’s immigration policy is more American than you think
It’s quite popular these days to declare that Donald Trump’s racist views on immigration are “un-American.” He only wants white people coming here. “Why can’t we […]
Jerusalem still speaks Arabic
It doesn’t matter where anyone builds their diplomatic palaces. Jerusalem still speaks Arabic. I’ve heard her. Hundreds of restaurants offer falafel, hummus, shawarma, pomegranate juice, […]
One state in Palestein
The events of the past couple months circulating around the Palestine/Israel saga have been even more intriguing than usual. From December’s passing (and controversial US abstention) of United […]
Sam Harris, Bill Maher, and their amateur hour on Islam
It is quite easy to identify the Islamophobia of Donald Trump and many on the right. The “Muslim Ban,” manufactured rage about sharia law, Muslim registries… […]
A letter to my Trump-voting neighbors
Donald Trump won. I’m not here to tell you that Bernie would have beaten him, or that Hillary won the popular vote, or that voter […]
The Arab American Bernie aftermath
As an Arab American surrogate for Bernie Sanders, there’s been a lot to think about since yesterday’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton. I’m a former surrogate […]
My grandfather’s name was Muhammad too
I was an Arab-Muslim-Palestinian-Christian-American kid growing up in a quiet, all-white, insulated suburb of Philadelphia. I always knew I was a little different. I had […]