Three Arab American Endorsements Bolster GOP Presidential Bids

Posted by on January 13, 2012 in Blog

(Pictured left to right: John H. Sununu, Justin Amash, Richard Hanna)

Three key endorsements by Arab American elected officials have bolstered the campaigns of three GOP candidates seeking the Republican nomination for President. Former New Hampshire Governor John  Sununu, Freshman GOP Congressman Justin Amash (MI-3) and Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY) have all thrown their weight behind the candidates they believe should win the republican nomination and the presidency.

As a former New Hampshire Governor and White House Chief of Staff under President George H.W. Bush, John Sununu has been a key spokesman for the Romney campaign and a surrogate...

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“Save Washington Street”

Posted by on January 03, 2012 in Blog

We first brought the “Save Washington Street” campaign to your attention back in early November, and our original article urged you to take action to preserve this historic site of the first Arab American neighborhood in the United States. Now this campaign has caught the attention of The New York Times reporter David Dunlap, who recently wrote an article about the movement called “Little Syria (Now Tiny Syria) Finds New Advocates” detailing the progress that’s been made and what obstacles remain.

This additional recognition is...

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Commemorating “Little Syria”

Posted by on November 02, 2011 in Blog

By Maha Neouchy

Ground Zero has occupied the attention of Americans for over a decade. But a little known fact about the site, which is now being brought to the attention of Americans everywhere, is that it was once home to one of the first Arab American neighborhoods in the U.S. From the 1870s to the 1940s, the Lower West Side in Lower Manhattan on Washington Street was once an Arab American community known as “Little Syria”, “The Mother Colony”, “Bowling Green Village”, or “The Syrian Quarter.” It ran from Battery Park through the current location of the 9/11 Memorial...

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