12 Quotes from American Christians on Christians in the Middle East

Posted by Newsmax on May 13, 2015 in News Clips

By: John Verling

The Middle East is the home of Christianity. It is where Jesus was born and where many sites scared to Christians are located. Today, Christians are in minority in the Middle East and face daily persecution. The plight of Christians in the Middle East is of particular concern to American Christians and they are petitioning the government to act now before it is too late. Here are 12 quotes from American Christians on Christians in the Middle East: 1. The Rev. Franklin Graham of Samaritans Purse visited the Middle East and told Megyn Kelly on Fox News about the plight...

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PBS “To the Contrary” Interview with Salma Hayek Pinault and AAI President Jim Zogby

Posted by PBS on May 06, 2015 in News Clips

Bonnie Erbe, the host of the PBS program "To the Contrary" sat down with Salma Hayek Pinault to discuss her activism on improving the lives women and girls around the world, and her pride in her Arab heritage. 

To watch the clip click here:

https://youtu.be/-uWbgoFGgTM?t=930

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Running in Brooklyn for Gaza

Posted by on May 04, 2015 in Blog
By Nada El-Eryan American Friends of UNRWA Despite snow flurries and below-freezing temperatures, nearly 600 runners and supporters gathered in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on Saturday, March 28, 2015, for the inaugural Gaza Solidarity 5K walk/run hosted by UNRWA USA.
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Originally Lebanese Salma Hayek: ‘I’m proud of my people’

Posted by Al Arabiya on May 04, 2015 in News Clips

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/webtv/reports/2015/04/30/Salma-Hayek.html

U.S. Hollywood star Salma Hayek told Al Arabiya News in an interview this week that she was “proud” of the Lebanese people for taking in some 1.2 million Syrian refugees, despite decades of animosity between the two countries.

“I have to say that I’m extra proud because the Syrians could be considered as their enemies, or were once because of the war, and I’m very proud that my people give an example and [have] opened their doors even to those who they’ve been in conflict with, because of their humanity and their generosity,” the...

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National security adviser: U.S. expects next Israeli gov’t to recommit to two states

Posted by Jewish Telegraphic Agency on May 04, 2015 in News Clips

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Obama administration expects a commitment to the two-state solution from the next Israeli government and from the Palestinian Authority, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said.

“President Obama has made clear that we need to take a hard look at our approach to the conflict, and that resolving it is in the national security interest of the United States,” Rice said Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Arab American Institute.

“We look to the next Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority to demonstrate — through policies and actions — a genuine commitment to a two-state solution,” she...

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National security adviser: U.S. expects next Israeli gov’t to recommit to two states

Posted by Jewish Telegraphic Agency on May 04, 2015 in News Clips

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Obama administration expects a commitment to the two-state solution from the next Israeli government and from the Palestinian Authority, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said.

“President Obama has made clear that we need to take a hard look at our approach to the conflict, and that resolving it is in the national security interest of the United States,” Rice said Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Arab American Institute.

“We look to the next Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority to demonstrate — through policies and actions — a genuine commitment to a two-state solution,” she...

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Susan Rice Expects New Israeli Coalition To Recommit to 2-State Solution

Posted by AAI on May 04, 2015 in News Clips

The Obama administration expects a commitment to the two-state solution from the next Israeli government and from the Palestinian Authority, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said.

“President Obama has made clear that we need to take a hard look at our approach to the conflict, and that resolving it is in the national security interest of the United States,” Rice said Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Arab American Institute.

“We look to the next Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority to demonstrate — through policies and actions — a genuine commitment to a two-state solution,” she said. Obama...

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Palestinian flag-raising is highlight of heritage week in Paterson

Posted by on May 04, 2015 in News Clips

PATERSON — A throng of more than 600 sang the Palestinian anthem and cheered as the Palestinian flag was raised at Paterson City Hall on Sunday afternoon.

Women garbed in hijabs and embroidered dresses and men in keffiyehs participated in the third annual raising of the green, black, red and white flag, in an event sponsored by the Arab American Civic Organization. The crowd waves Palestinian and American flags as Laila Ghannam, the governor of Ramallah, speaks during the ceremony on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

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Salma Hayek receives Spirit of Humanity award

Posted by Mid-Day on May 01, 2015 in News Clips

Hayek was recognised in the Individual Achievement category for her role as producer of the animated film "The Prophet", inspired by Khalil Gibran's book.

"I'm a citizen of the world, and my country is humanity, kids are poets from the moment they're born; they get Gibran's message without thinking about the meaning of individual words," Hayek said during the award ceremony here on Wednesday, reports Efe.

The institute highlighted the Salma Hayek Foundation's work to end violence against women and attract global attention to humanitarian crises.

In Gibran's "The Prophet" nine directors interpret the work of the poet from Lebanon....

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US-backed two-state solution aims to preserve Israeli apartheid: Activist

Posted by Press TV on May 01, 2015 in News Clips

The United States wants Israel to commit itself to its version of a two-state solution which seeks to preserve “Israeli apartheid,” says David Cronin, a journalist and political activist from Belgium.

Cronin made the comments in an interview with Press TV on Friday, when asked about recent remarks by National Security Adviser Susan Rice about the Obama administration’s expectations from both the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority to commit to a two-state solution. 

“We look to the next Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority to demonstrate — through policies and actions — a genuine commitment to...

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