Hawaii State Representative Mark Hashem is the son of a Lebanese father and a Japanese mother. His story is as unique as it is interesting. Hashem’s grandfather had been studying to become a priest in Beirut. Prompted by his four brothers to come with them to the United States, however,...
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Washington Watch: Stymied (and Appalled)
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
I am stymied. I've been writing this column each and every week for almost 24 years now. Since it appears in papers across the Arab World, I've attempted to explain American politics and policy to Arab readers. Continue reading...
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