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May 15, and We’re Still Surviving…

May 16, 2011 Amer Zahr 7

It’s May 15. Israeli Independence Day. Nakba Day. Israelis “celebrate” this day. We Palestinians “commemorate” it. “Celebrate” and “commemorate” mean entirely different things. As Americans, […]

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Obama, Osama, & Me

May 2, 2011 Amer Zahr 5

Osama bin Laden is gone…  finally.  His death will save lives.  It will also change lives around the world. America is gasping a collective sigh […]

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Talking to Terry Jones

April 22, 2011 Amer Zahr 3

Today, Pastor Terry Jones of Florida tried to burn a Quran in Dearborn, Michigan. Dearborn is home to the most concentrated Arab-American community outside of […]

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January 19, 2011 Amer Zahr 2

It was two years ago that Israel was completing its invasion into Gaza. Over 1400 Palestinians were killed, over half of them civilians. In most […]

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My Christmas Gift to Israel

December 27, 2010 Amer Zahr 5

For Palestinians, Christmas is very special. We’re related to Jesus. My family is from Nazareth, and I’m pretty sure they’re direct descendants of some of […]

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Oh, Helen, Behave…

December 10, 2010 Amer Zahr 9

Helen, don’t you know that you can’t say the Jews should get the hell out of Palestine?  Don’t you know it’s not even called Palestine? […]

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An Arab Thanksgiving

November 25, 2010 Amer Zahr 8

As an Arab-American, Thanksgiving is an especially wonderful holiday.  I have even more things to be thankful for than the average non-Arab-American. America is the […]

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White? Arab? Help!

October 4, 2010 Amer Zahr 10

When Aladdin came out, I was a teenager.  I thought it was awesome.  Finally, Disney made a movie about us.  There was Aladdin, our hero, […]