I told you, I’d be back. The new influx of Muslims does not help Israel’s image. It has been successfully argued that Israel has no choice but to defend itself from Palestinians and their supporters, but what happens when outsiders come? What does Israel do when refugees need help? Does this look familiar?Read more "Israel: The exclusive club"
Bowling with New Friends Everyone is writing their conclusions and about their experiences interacting with each other and working on this blog, but I refuse to say goodbye. We have attracted a lot of attention with this blog and I think we should keep it going. I am sure we will write last frequently since […]Read more "I Refuse to Say Goodbye"
Recently reports came out suggesting that the Syrian military plans to use chemical weapons against the Syrian people. While a person can recover from small quantities of the gas, in larger quantities it can cause lasting health effects or death. An organization that I am part off , STAND, is launching a campaign to […]Read more "Urgency and Response: Trying to Save Lives"
The face of marriage is changing all over the world. In the United States, marriage is becoming less common with domestic partnerships and divorce on the rise. In the Middle East marriages are occurring later in life due to economic trouble and the protection of women’s rights. In the United States, the average man is 29 years old when they first […]Read more "Marriage"
It is widely known that Israel is considered to be an enemy to the Arab people, especially Palestinians, who lost their homes in that creation of Israel, but we do not often hear about the role Britain played in this chaos or about the ways in which they continue to oppress the Palestinian people to this […]Read more "Britain Refuses to Clean up its Mess"
This comic strip was feature in the Athens News and I thought it was appropriate to share, especially after learning about the bomb strikes in Yemen. I also remembered watching a video about drones and how they are protecting the lives of our troops. The video made the drones appear very accurate, claiming […]Read more "A Not So Funny Cartoon"
Iran has recently received a lot of attention in regards to the possibility that they are building a nuclear weapon, increasing tensions with Israel. Another important issue involving Iran has been receiving less attention from mass media. Nasarin Sotoudeh, a member of the Defenders of Human Rights, the One Million Signatures Campaign to Change Discriminatory Laws Against Women, and the […]Read more "Free Nasrin Sotoudeh"
With the holiday season quickly approaching, one thing of things that has been on my mind is food. Usually around this time of year I start preparing to bake and cook an assortment of foods and desserts, but this year is a little different. A year ago I was diagnosed with Celiac disease, basically meaning […]Read more "Holiday Treats Part 1: Halloween"
A group on Facebook, The Uprising of Women in the Arab World, recently caught my attention. The page is a call to action for men and women to join together in order to fight the oppression of women in the Arab World and grant women the rights guaranteed in the United Nations Universal Declaration of […]Read more "Islam, Women, and Their Sexuality"
Last Wednesday, members of the Global Leadership Center along with Doctor Walid Raad and his students from Lebanese International University meet with Ohio University’s chapter of STAND, the student-led division of the United to End Genocide (formerly Genocide Intervention Network) in order to discuss the unrest taking place in Syria. At that time , the role of […]Read more "Syrian Overspill"
On Tuesday, September 11, the ignorance of one man led to the deaths of innocent people. Coptic Christian Egyptian men in Los Angeles promoted a video created by man who calls himself “Sam Bacile” who is believed to be Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. He pretended to be an Israeli-American and claimed that his film was fact […]Read more "A Collective Society"
In the West, many people associate Islam and the Middle East with women’s oppression. Islam itself does not perpetuate oppressive ideals against women, but laws and customs in many countries make women second-rate citizens and are even hateful toward women. With the occurrence of the Arab Spring; however, Arab women are fighting back. In December […]Read more "The Arab Spring: A Women’s Awakening"