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Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia with Salman Al-Ansari and David Schenker S2 E15

Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia with Salman Al-Ansari and David Schenker S2 E15

July 13, 2022

The Ray Hanania Radio Show July 13, 2022

Hosted by the US Arab Radio Network and sponsored by Arab News

Today we take a special look at President Joe Biden's trip to Israel and Palestine, and to Saudi Arabia with our guests

Salman Al-Ansari, Saudi researcher and founder and president of the Washington DC-based Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee (SAPRAC) ...

And David Schenker, former Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs under Presidents George W. Bush and Donald J. Trump and also with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Plus we play some video interview clips I pre-taped this morning with Ambassador Dennis Ross ...

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Celebration of Eid Al Adha in the US and Saudi Arabia S2 E14 7-06-22

Celebration of Eid Al Adha in the US and Saudi Arabia S2 E14 7-06-22

July 6, 2022

Celebration of Eid Al Adha in the US and Saudi Arabia S2 E14 7-06-22

The Ray Hanania Radio Show July 6, 2022; Hosted by the US Arab Radio Network and sponsored by Arab News

Today we are going to focus on the Eid al Adha "Festival of Sacrifice" one of the most important religious holidays in Islam as it marks the end of the Hajj. The holiday honors Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael, and calls for a “qurbani,” or animal sacrifice, and then distributing the meat to your family, neighbors and especially the poor. It begins July 8 through July 9. The lamb is sacrificed and divided into 3 parts, one for the impoverished, one from friends and one for family, symbolizing the sharing ...

Our first guest is Besheer Mohamed of the PEW Research Center who will talk about Muslims in America and the challenges they face and their celebrations of Eids. Are they accepted in America?

Next we speak with Atya Kazmi, Area Manager, with the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Relief Chicago on the importance of charitable work and giving this Eid holiday plus their effort to collect and donate 1,000 toys to needy children ...

And, we will then speak with Rawan Radwan, Deputy Sections Head and regional correspondent at Arab News Newspaper, discussing how Saudi Arabia is preparing for the Eid al Adha celebrations which begin July 8/9 ...

The Ray Hanania Show is broadcast live every Wednesday at 5 PM Eastern EST on radio at: WNZK AM 690 Radio in Greater Detroit including parts of Ohio; WDMV AM 700 in Washington DC including parts of Virginia and Maryland

And, we rebroadcast on Thursday 7 AM in Detroit on WNZK AM 690 and in Chicago at 12 noon on WNWI AM 1080.

You can also listen to our radio show live online at ArabRadio.US And watch the radio show live at Facebook.com/ArabNews

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ADC Samer Khalaf on discrimination &the  US Census: Shadin Maali on Marie Newman and Arab candidates June 29, 2022 Season 2 Episode 13

ADC Samer Khalaf on discrimination &the  US Census: Shadin Maali on Marie Newman and Arab candidates June 29, 2022 Season 2 Episode 13

June 29, 2022

ADC Samer Khalaf on discrimination &the  US Census: Shadin Maali on Marie Newman and Arab candidates June 29, 2022, Season 2 Episode 13

Hosted by the US Arab Radio Network and sponsored by Arab News

Topics: Discrimination against Arabs, US Census and the election loss of Congresswoman Marie Newman

In Segment 1: Samer Khalaf, national president of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee ADC since 2013

Mr. Khalaf served as the Interim ADC Legal Director in 1997, and was an intern with the organization in 1996. Mr. Khalaf becomes the first ADC Intern to return to the organization as President – a testament to the organizations commitment to the development of young and future leaders. Mr. Khalaf recently served as a member of the National Board of the ADC.

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is a national grassroots, civil rights organization that welcomes people of all backgrounds, faiths and ethnicities as members. ADC is non-sectarian and non-partisan and is the largest Arab-American grassroots organization in the United States.

Segment 2: Shadin Maali, chief of district affairs for Congresswoman Marie Newman, who was elected in 2020 to represent the 3rd Congressional District. A Democrat, Newman was very supportive of Palestinian and Muslim rights and was targeted by the pro-Israel Democrats who forced her into a fight during redistricting with Democratic Congressman Sean Casten. On Tuesday, Casten defeated Newman. Casten received 13,605 votes or 54 percent and Newman received 10,661 votes or 42.3 percent of the vote. A third candidate, Charles Hughes received 957 votes or 3.8 percent of the vote.

The Ray Hanania Show is broadcast live every Wednesday at 5 PM Eastern EST on radio at: 

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And, we rebroadcast on Thursday 7 AM in Detroit on WNZK AM 690 and in Chicago at 12 noon on WNWI AM 1080.

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Writer Elise Labott discusses US-Saudi Ties, & Fahad Nazer talks about Biden’s planned trip to KSA S2 E12

Writer Elise Labott discusses US-Saudi Ties, & Fahad Nazer talks about Biden’s planned trip to KSA S2 E12

June 23, 2022

The Ray Hanania Show Season 2, Episode 12 June 22, 2022

Discussing the upcoming US President Biden visit to Saudi Arabia, what is expected from the visit and why now...

Segment 1: Elise Labott, Former Global Affairs Correspondent, CNN, discusses the US Saudi relationship. Labott is a leading journalist covering US foreign policy and international issues. She is a columnist at Politico Magazine and an adjunct professor at American University’s School of International Service.

Segment 2: Fahad Nazer, spokesperson for the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in the US discussing President Biden's planned visit to Saudi Arabia in July. Nazer is the spokesperson for the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in the US. Prior to his appointment, Nazer served as a political consultant to the Saudi Embassy in Washington. He holds a master’s degree in political science from St. John’s University in New York, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from New York University. 

US Rep. Marie Newman on Israel-Palestine peace; ADC Convention preview with Jinan Shbat

US Rep. Marie Newman on Israel-Palestine peace; ADC Convention preview with Jinan Shbat

June 15, 2022

US Rep. Marie Newman on Israel-Palestine peace; ADC Convention preview with Jinan Shbat

The Ray Hanania Radio Show June 15, 2022, Season 2, Episode 11

Hosted by the US Arab Radio Network and sponsored by Arab News

In Segment 1: Illinois Congresswoman Marie Newman who is seeking re-election in the newly drawn 6th Congressional District ... Axios calls her the 3rd most active freshman member of congress ...

Segment 2: Segment 2:  Jinan Shbat, national organizer for the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee talking about their upcoming national convention and the continued challenges of racism and discrimination against Arab Americans

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The Ray Hanania Show is broadcast live every Wednesday at 5 PM Eastern EST on radio at: 

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WDMV AM 700 in Washington DC including parts of Virginia and Maryland

And, we rebroadcast on Thursday 7 AM in Detroit on WNZK AM 690 and in Chicago at 12 noon on WNWI AM 1080.

You can also listen to our radio show live online at ArabRadio.US

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The Killing iof Shireen Abu Akleh; plight of Syrian Refugees

The Killing iof Shireen Abu Akleh; plight of Syrian Refugees

June 9, 2022

The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh; plight of Syrian Refugees

June 8, 2022, Season 2 Episode 10

Segment 1: Tony Abu Akleh, brother of slain Palestinian American Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh (Aqleh) ...June 11 will mark one month since Shireen was killed while covering a rally for Palestinians ... and nothing has been resolved yet.

The Israelis immediately denied killing her but scores of witnesses said that the spot where Shireen was standing wearing a vest with the word PRESS emblazoned in large letters was the focus on Israeli military sniper fire. Israeli Snipers don't just shoot indiscriminately. They shoot for the head and to kill.

Ned Price, the State Department spokesman said Israel had the wherewithal and the capabilities to conduct a thorough investigation ... after denouncing the killing of an American and a journalist.

But this week on June 6, Senator Mitt Romney a Republican from Utah and Jon Ossoff a Democrat from Georgia in a bipartisan letter demanded a "full and transparent investigation."

That prompted Secretary of State Anthony Blinken yesterday June 8 to say he wanted an independent investigation also.

Segment 2: Dr. Mufaddal Hamadeh, former president of SAMS, talking about Syrian refugees and the refugee crisis across the globe ... Syrian American Medical Society

Mufaddal Hamadeh, MD

Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), Board Member

Dr. Mufaddal Hamadeh is a practicing physician, board-certified in Medical Oncology and Hematology, by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He completed his fellowship in Hematology & Oncology at the University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center Affiliate, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL.

He attended Damascus University Medical School. He is currently a physician with the Alpha Med physicians group, and an associate clinical professor at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Since 2014, Dr. Hamadeh has acted as the SAMS Midwest Chapter president. He is also a SAMS foundation board member, a member of SAMS advocacy committee and the SAMS Lebanon committee member.

 

Michigan Politics; Congressman Sean Casten on Middle East and election issues

Michigan Politics; Congressman Sean Casten on Middle East and election issues

June 1, 2022

The Ray Hanania Radio Show

Season 2 Episode 9, June 1, 2022

Broadcast on the US Arab Radio Network, sponsored by Arab News

Today we are going to focus on two issues, first with Michigan Political Consultants Dennis Denno and Bill Ballenger in segment 1 looking at the August 2 Primary election contests in several Michigan congressional races including Huwaida Arraf in the 10th, Andy Levin in the 11th, Rashida Tlaib in the12th and John Conyers III in the 13th new districts  ... in segment 2 we'll speak with Congressman Sean Casten who is running in the 6th Illinois House District for re-election in the June 28, Democratic Primary against Congresswoman Marie Newman

Dennis Denno is President of Denno Research which he founded in 2004. For over 30 years he has helped candidates and elected officials shape issues and conducts polling on important races & issues. Bill Ballenger is founder of Inside Michigan Politics, a state-based biweekly subscription newsletter launched in 1987 & published for 27 years. He now publishes The Ballenger Report.

In Segment 2, Sean Casten elected Congressman of the former 6th District representing the West Suburbs of Chicagoland and now running in the newly drawn 6th District which includes much of Chicago's Southwest suburbs and a small part of the city.

Casten is a scientist, clean energy entrepreneur and CEO, and has dedicated his life to fighting climate change. Casten serves on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and is Vice Chair of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets. Congressman Casten has a Master of Engineering Management and a Master of Science in Biochemical Engineering.

The District has one of the largest concentrations of Palestinian Americans ... Casten has criticized both Hamas and also the Israeli settlers as contributing towards the violence and has urged both sides to engage in peace talks

The Ray Hanania Show is broadcast live every Wednesday at 5 PM Eastern EST on radio at: 

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Survivors of Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty recount that fatal day June 8 1967

Survivors of Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty recount that fatal day June 8 1967

May 25, 2022

Survivors of Israel's attack on the USS Liberty recount that fatal day June 8 1967

MAY 25 RADIO SHOW: The Ray Hanania Radio Show
Hosted by the US Arab Radio Network, Sponsored by Arab News

Remembering the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty June 8, 1967

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It's Wednesday May 25, 2022 and I am your host, Ray Hanania ... April is an important month

We're broadcasting live in Detroit, Washington DC, and rebroadcasting Thursday in Detroit at 7 AM and in Chicago at 12 noon on WNWI AM 1080 radio ...

Today we are going to focus on an event that took the lives of 34 American soldiers and injured 173 others ... the Israeli attack with jets and torpedo boats against the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 ... the veterans did not get any help from the US Government during the vicious attack ... The US Military has continued to minimize the attack as an accident but the survivors who were on the Liberty dispute the findings and believe a full and comprehensive investigation has never been done ... what really happened 55 years ago this June 8?

We invited six survivors who served on the USS Liberty that horrific day ... to join us to help us understand what happened

Don Pageler

Communications Technician, wounded in the Israeli attack while helping other wounded shipmates. Pageler was awarded the Presidential UNIT Citation, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Cnduct Medals and National Defense Medal.

Mickey LeMay

Mickey LeMay a survivor of the USS LIBERTY serving as a 2ND Class electrician in charge of the electrical department on the USS Liberty.

Ron Kukal

A First Class Communications Technician, and section supervisor who was ordered to be in charge of the body recovery of his shipmates. He suffered tremendous trauma during the attack.

Phil Tourney

Tourney received the Bronze Star for heroism for rescuing fellow servicemembers and praises Tourney BUT does not mention the state that directed the attack, Israel ... The Government has done everything to coverup Israel's role and minimize what Israels did.

Larry Bowen
A Naval Officer and later defense contractor now retired, Bowen serves as the president of the USS Liberty Veterans Org. at USSLibertyVeterans.org. He received a Purple Heart for injuries received during the attack, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for sustained superior performance over my 21 years of military service.

Joe Meadors

Shipmate on the Liberty. Joe is helping with the others to organize a 55th Commemoration that will be held in Arlington Virginia June 6 - 9, 2022, this year

 

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The meaning of Lebanon’s elections with ATFL VP Jean AbiNader  May 18, 2022  S2 E7

The meaning of Lebanon’s elections with ATFL VP Jean AbiNader May 18, 2022  S2 E7

May 18, 2022

The meaning of Lebanon's elections with ATFL VP Jean AbiNader

May 18, 2022  S2 E7

Today we are going to look at the recent elections in Lebanon ... It has been a tumultuous two years for Lebanon ... the explosion of August 4, 2020 which took 218 lives, injured 7,000 people and left 300,000 homeless. Then there was the economic crisis that followed, and the uncertain and continued political turmoil ... all this has pushed Lebanon into gridlock, a nation that continues to be governed by a sectarian or Confessional division of political office.

The head of state is the president, who is elected by a two-thirds majority of the National Assembly for a term of six years and is eligible to serve consecutive terms. By an unwritten convention, the president must be a Maronite Christian, the premier a Sunni Muslim, and the speaker of the National Assembly a Shi'iMuslim. The president, in consultation with the speaker of the National Assembly and the parliamentary deputies, invites a Sunni Muslim to form a cabinet, and the cabinet members’ portfolios are organized to reflect the sectarian balance. The cabinet, which holds more executive power than the president, requires a vote of confidence from the Assembly in order to remain in power. 

With us to help us understand all of this is Jean AbiNader, the Vice President for Policy at the American Task Force on Lebanon. He has decades of experience in public affairs/advocacy, international marketing, education and training, and project management in the Arab world. He regularly contributes analysis in a weekly blog hosted by ATFL on current events in Lebanon and the region.

AbiNader can help us understand the election results this past week and the impact of the elections in the context of the explosion, the economic and political turmoil, and the complex confessional government division.

The Ray Hanania Show is broadcast live every Wednesday at 5 PM Eastern EST on radio at:

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WDMV AM 700 in Washington DC including parts of Virginia and Maryland. And, we rebroadcast on Thursdays at 7 AM EST in Detroit on WNZK AM 690 radio, and in Chicago at 12 noon on WNWI AM 1080 Radio

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AbiNader has been working internationally since he finished his post-graduate education in intercultural affairs and eventually had assignments in 40 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa at the intersection of international marketing, organizational change, cross-cultural communications, and workforce development.

As Vice President of the American Task Force on Lebanon, he oversees the communications team, producing blogs, position papers, press statements, information materials, and policy studies related to US-Lebanon political, economic, and security issues.

He consults on strategic communications and organizational change for both international and US clients; has led a graduate level seminar at Georgetown University; lectures at American University on international development and challenges in intercultural negotiations; and a leads a seminar on effective negotiations at Al-Akhawayn University in Morocco. His blogs can be found on  www.atfl.org and his website: www.abinaderadvisoryservices.com

 

05-11-22 Guests Mohamed Khairullah, UNRWA Acting Director Bill Deere

05-11-22 Guests Mohamed Khairullah, UNRWA Acting Director Bill Deere

May 11, 2022

05-11-22 Guests Mohamed Khairullah, UNRWA Acting Director Bill Deere

The Ray Hanania Radio Show May 11, 2022

Hosted by the US Arab Radio Network and sponsored by Arab News

Segment 1: Mohamed T. Khairullah is the Mayor of the Borough of Prospect Park, New Jersey. A Syrian American immigrant, Mayor Khairullah was first elected to the City Council in 2001 and then elected mayor in 2005.

Fleeing his homeland of Syria in 1980, Mayor Khairullah sought to shape a new meaning of hope through civic engagement and grassroots activism. As a former volunteer firefighter and through his relief efforts inside war-torn Syria, Mayor Khairullah demonstrated courage by running towards danger that most people run away from. He was elected to the Prospect Heights Borough in 2001 as a council member and in 2005 was elected its mayor.

Segment 2: Bill Deere is the Acting Director of the UNRWA Representative Office of Washington D.C. Deere was Senior Congressional Advisor to the Washington, D.C. office of UNRWA, 

UNRWA was founded in 1949. Trump cut off funding when he was president but Biden restored that funding but UNRWA remains in financial distress ...

The Ray Hanania Radio Show is broadcast live at 5 PM EST in Detroit on WNZK AM 690 and Washington DC on WDMV AM 700 radio. You can listen live on the US Arab Radio Network at ArabRadio.us and also live at Arab News Facebook page at Facebook.com/ArabNews, where it is streamed permanently. 

The radio show is rebroadcast on Thursdays at 7 AM EST in Detroit on WNZK AM 690; and, Thursday in Chicago at 12 noon CST on WNWI AM 1080 radio

The radio show is podcast at ArabNews.com/rayradioshow

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