March was a busy month for the Arab community in Jacksonville, Florida as residents focused on both the mayoral election and the beginning of the legislative session. There were several opportunities for residents to meet the mayoral candidates and ask them questions ahead of the March 19th election. The Arab American community had a strong presence in...
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Washington Watch: Why I'm Glad Netanyahu Won
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
I'm glad Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection. Since I realize that saying this won't sit well with many folks, let me explain:
As the election developed, it became clear that Benny Gantz, the leader of the opposition "Blue and White" coalition, for a number of reasons, had come to be seen as the darling of the liberal set – especially here in the US. Continue Reading....
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