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Shirin Zarqa-Lederman, Author at The Civil ArabThe Civil Arab
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Posts by Shirin Zarqa-Lederman
Shirin Zarqa-Lederman | Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | (1 Comment)
I’d really like to know why people seem to think that the Boycott Divest and Sanction Movement (BDS) is ... (Continue reading)
Shirin Zarqa-Lederman | Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | (No comments)
Though midterm elections night focused heavily on the polarizing politics of a two-party system, the winners of the night–whether ... (Continue reading)
Shirin Zarqa-Lederman | Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | (6 Comments)
Every time I hear Nikki Haley’s voice, something happens. Even as a psych student, I am not sure that ... (Continue reading)
Shirin Zarqa-Lederman | Monday, January 1, 2018 | (2 Comments)
In case you haven’t noticed, the Israeli PR machine has this rabid reaction when the rhetoric surrounding Palestine has ... (Continue reading)
Shirin Zarqa-Lederman | Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | (2 Comments)
Each time I hear a commentator say that Israeli “settlements do not impede peace,” I throw up in my ... (Continue reading)
Shirin Zarqa-Lederman | Saturday, March 18, 2017 | (1 Comment)
So our favorite “smart and funny” Arab, Amer Zahr, gave you a utopian society in which Palestinians and Israelis ... (Continue reading)
Shirin Zarqa-Lederman | Monday, January 9, 2017 | (3 Comments)
Though many rejoiced listening to Secretary Kerry’s speech at the end of December, I’ve been walking around rather disenchanted. There’s ... (Continue reading)
Shirin Zarqa-Lederman | Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | (No comments)
On election night, I fell asleep early. I was certain my candidate was not going to win. I knew ... (Continue reading)
Shirin Zarqa-Lederman | Friday, August 26, 2016 | (No comments)
The path to school is one of those things that almost everyone can agree needs to be safe. Everyone except ... (Continue reading)
Shirin Zarqa-Lederman | Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | (1 Comment)
The Democratic convention is over, and my grieving process has began. I became an “unaffiliated” voter. It sort of ... (Continue reading)
Shirin Zarqa-Lederman | Thursday, June 9, 2016 | (1 Comment)
According to the Center of American Women in Politics, in 2012, 64% of women and 60% of men voted. Racial ... (Continue reading)
Shirin Zarqa-Lederman | Friday, April 29, 2016 | (1 Comment)
Hillary Clinton supporters seem to miss a fundamental difference between her and Bernie Sanders. It’s called integrity. Integrity is ... (Continue reading)
Shirin Zarqa-Lederman | Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | (No comments)
New York, its time to talk baseball. It’s the World Series. It’s the bottom of the ninth inning and ... (Continue reading)
Shirin Zarqa-Lederman | Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | (10 Comments)
I’m not sure I will ever understand the double standard. I’m not sure that I will ever understand what ... (Continue reading)
Shirin Zarqa-Lederman | Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | (1 Comment)
Why would anyone vote for Trump over Clinton?  Why would a minority vote for Trump?  Truthfully? Revenge! Madam Secretary stood by ... (Continue reading)
Shirin Zarqa-Lederman | Wednesday, March 9, 2016 | (No comments)
Growing up Arab in America colors the lens of my worldview. Regardless of where your “Arab in America” journey ... (Continue reading)