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Sailing for Palestine, Nabil Amra

Nabil Amra is an American born Palestinian who works as a foreign exchange trader in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He purchased a ketch rigged version of the Biscay 36 class yacht built by the Falmouth Boat Company named Elle May which he returned her to the builder to have her prepared for the GGR.

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Honey Thaljieh, A Palestinian Footballer, who Grew up Under Occupation, her Mission for Peace and Inclusion!

Honey Thaljieh is known internationally for promoting the role of sports in empowering women and girls in the Arab world and beyond. She is a co-founder of women’s football (soccer) in Palestine, and she served as the first captain of the Palestinian national football team. Following her career in football, she joined FIFA, the International Federation of Association Football, where she leads its efforts to promote diversity, gender equality, integration, and peace-making in sports. She has been recognized as a Champion for Peace by the organization Peace and Sport, and she serves as an ambassador for the sports organizations Save the Dream, Homeless World Cup, and Football For Peace Global.

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Windows Into Palestine Festival, Telling The Palestinian Story in America.

 

MAY 17-19, 2018

A Festival of Palestinian Art & Culture

Exhibition of visual art by Palestinian artists

Musical performances and workshops

Film: shorts and feature length; discussions follow each film

Palestinian cuisine, including demonstrations and samples from renowned chefs

Authentic Spice & Craft Market

Iftar: break the Ramadan fast with sisters and brothers of all faiths

Many special guests from Palestine

OPEN TO EVERYONE!

Featured venue:
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN

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Shouldn’t the New York Times fire Thomas Friedman for insulting our intelligence!

 

Shouldn’t New York Times fire Thomas Friedman for insulting our intelligence!

There is a huge backlash in this country after the downfall of Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein sexual assault numerous claims. Women all over this country revolting against powerful men sexual assaults and abuses, our cultural icons falling in the house of cards; celebrities, politicians, and media personals. Charlie Rose, Al Franken and Garrison Keillor are the latest. In this country, a politician could get fired for kissing or groping a woman, but destroying and raping a whole country is celebrated, Nowadays you never get fired for killing of Arab/Muslims.  Muslims and Islam have been insulted and culturally assaulted by so many people, in so many ways and situations, by people they knew nothing about Islam or never met a Muslim, and by people who hate for your name or accent. “Go back to your country”,   “go back to your Islam” , “you are a terrorist, a sleeping cell” … the list of assaults goes on and on.  a golfing friend asked me once,  “ would you inform about someone about to commit a terrorist  act in your community.”

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A Muslim American Reacts to Trump’s Islamophobia !!… You cant scare us!!

My Interview with Lila Eltawely an Egyptian American Activist who is working on bringing her community to the forefront of political activism…
“I don’t consider myself an immigrant, Im as an American as everyone else”Lila Eltawely

 

 

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