The Civil Arab
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 […]
Marie Newman: JStreet’s Girl Friday
Marie Newman, one of three Democratic challengers in Illinois’ 3rd congressional district, is as pro-Israel as the incumbent AIPAC favorite, Daniel Lipinski. She has cynically […]
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’m a Semite too
I’d really like to know why people seem to think that the Boycott Divest and Sanction Movement (BDS) is anti-Semitic. I’d also like to know […]
One-State, Two-State, Red State, Blue State
Though midterm elections night focused heavily on the polarizing politics of a two-party system, the winners of the night–whether republican or democrat–were those of us […]
No, The Entire Middle East Shouldn’t Look Like Israel
Israel illegally occupies the West Bank. Israel has constructed a massive apartheid wall that constricts life for the Palestinians. And Israel benefits its Jewish citizens, […]
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. […]
Nikki Haley: Not confused? Possibly Delusional
Every time I hear Nikki Haley’s voice, something happens. Even as a psych student, I am not sure that I can explain it. It kind […]
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 […]
Illinois Primaries and Arab Chicago: Why Do We Keep Doing This To Ourselves?
Eighteen years ago, Arab Chicago, led by a primarily conservative leadership, erroneously chose to back the “Compassionate Conservative” George Bush. Not only did the conservative […]
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 […]