Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a courageous and monumental address last Wednesday, poising "perpetual occupation" as an impediment to peace and the prosperity of a two-state peace deal.
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It has been said that silence in the face of persecution is submission to it.
That has invariably held true among minorities throughout history.
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
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.
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.
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.
This week, an Arabic billboard with a deep message denouncing Trump appeared on I-94.