Tag: Arabs

An Oscar for the Arabs

Since Rami Malek’s eloquent acceptance speech for the best actor award at the Oscars last Sunday, in which he talked about his Egyptian roots, social media has been abuzz with Arab pride. “No waaaaaaay!!! FREAKIN’ RAMI MALEK WON!!!! Arab Pride right here! We are so, so proud!” read one tweet. […]

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Netanyahu Brokers Deal With Racist Party to Save His Job

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made something of an art form of cutting deals with small Israeli political parties, but his latest alliance has earned him denunciations from quarters where he has usually been able to count on unshakable support. Mr. Netanyahu, his future imperiled by prosecutors and […]

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A League of Their Own, as Only 3 Arab Leaders Attend Summit

BEIRUT — The eyes of the world were nowhere near Beirut, where the kings and presidents of the Arab world had been ceremoniously summoned to a summit of the Arab League over the weekend and had, in all but two cases, ceremoniously declined. Government jets disgorged only underlings and minor […]

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Did Israel Just Stop Trying to Be a Democracy?

In keeping with this evolution, last week’s nation-state law says that, “The right to exercise national self-determination in the State of Israel is unique to the Jewish people.” Its proponents insist that such pronouncements neither amend nor undermine the 1948 Declaration’s commitments to equality because the legislation doesn’t subordinate democratic rights to the protection of […]

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Israel Passes ‘National Home’ Law, Drawing Ire of Arabs

Israel’s Parliament passed legislation early Thursday that declared Israel to be the “national home of the Jewish people,” drawing heavy opposition from those who said it also harmed the rights of Israeli Arabs. The legislation, adopted by a vote of 62 to 55 after hours of impassioned debate, alters the status of Arabic from an […]

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