Build bridges, not walls

The Lebanese authorities are building a wall around the country's largest Palestinian refugee camp. The one square kilometer (.385 mile) Ain Al-Hilweh is home to more than 80,000 refugees. 

Less symbolism, more action: Towards meaningful solidarity with Palestine

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has designated the week, November 25 to December 3, as the 'biggest-ever campaign' aimed at boycotting Israeli products and those of companies that contribute to the Israeli military occupation of Palestine. 

What should Palestinians expect – can Trump be any worse?

Fear and trepidation are slowly building up, as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is fortifying his transitional team with people capable of bringing about a nightmare scenario, not only for Americans but for the rest of the world as well. 

This Thanksgiving, let us unite around our shared values

As Americans gather around the table this Thanksgiving holiday to share a meal and be thankful for what they have, they won't just be discussing turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. 

The American spirit didn't die on Nov. 8

Arab and Muslim Americans have many good reasons to be fearful of the Trump presidency. Donald Trump made fear and xenophobia a central part of his campaign. This was a valid reason for Muslim and Arab Americans to be apprehensive of his victory.


Praying for Freedom: Why is Israel silencing the call for prayer in Jerusalem?

As I was growing up, I was always reassured by the sound of the "Muadhin" making the call for prayer in our refugee camp's main mosque in Gaza. 

America's liberals unleashed the Trump monster

The Earth has been shifting under our feet for a while, but all liberals want to do is desperately cling to the status quo like a life-raft. Middle-class Britons are still hyperventilating about Brexit, and now middle-class America is trembling at the prospect of Donald Trump in the White House.

We accept the democratic process and prepare to push back

The unthinkable happened. Donald Trump was elected against the odds. The man who suggested placing Muslim Americans in a database and proposed banning Muslims from entering the country will be the next president. And all Americans must live with it and bow to the democratic process.





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