On his trip to Israel, President Obama spoke against anti-Semitism, prejudice and intolerance. He could have taken steps to speak against injustice toward everyone, but didn't.
Where do you encounter God? Perhaps the time one spends quietly turning shovels of earth in a backyard garden can reveal the significant mysteries of God's creation.
A warehouse in Jordan was the site for a U.S.-funded "weapons fair." Imagine the differences if we had offered agriculture resources instead of shilling weapons of war.
Tyrants hang on to power for as long as possible. If the Arab world adheres to Gandhi-style civil disobedience, then this historic movement, which began in Tunisia, will depose the tyrants of the Arab world.
In January 2008 I received an e-mail from a distraught former student informing me that Jimmy Carter’s book, Palestine: Peace, not Apartheid, a Christmas gift she had given her grandfather, was dismissed as a misguided treatise and unfair criticism of Israel.
The purpose of this essay is not to air a laundry list of serious errors in judgment infracted by some over the years. Rather, it is intended to help shed light on and perhaps assist in sweeping away some of the cobwebs and pre-conceived notions most Americans have about Palestinians.
Raouf Halaby sometimes asks his students, as he’s breaking the ice about his background, how big they think the Jordan River is.
The recent events in Gaza are a horrific example of democracy at work, according to Raouf Halaby. But the implementation of democracy in this case grates against the American ideal like fingernails on a chalkboard.