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Barack Obama Now Holds Historic Lead Among Arab American Voters
NewsWASHINGTON - October 28, 2008 - Democratic candidate Barack Obama's substantial lead among Arab American voters has almost doubled since September. This was one of the findings of a poll of Arab American voters conducted by Zogby International for the Arab American Institute.

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Award-winning Egyptian Filmmaker Youssef Chahine Dies at age 82
NewsBy The Associated Press
July 27, 2008

Youssef Chahine, one of Egypt's most lauded movie directors whose nearly five decades of films went on Fellini-esque flights of fancy and tackled social ills and Islamic fundamentalism, died Sunday in Cairo. He was 82.

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The "Greatest surgeon ever", Lebanese-American Michael DeBakey, Dies at 99
NewsJuly 13, 2008
Michael DeBakey, Rebuilder of Hearts, Dies at 99
By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
The New York Times

Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, whose innovative heart and blood vessel operations made him one of the most influential doctors in the United States, died Friday night in Houston, where he lived. He was 99.

His death at the Methodist Hospital was announced by the hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, where Dr. DeBakey was chancellor emeritus.

“Many consider Michael E. DeBakey to be the greatest surgeon ever,” The Journal of the American Medical Association said in 2005.

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Clinton's Big Lie from Last Night
NewsFriday, February 1, 2008
fair.org

"We bombed them for days in 1998 because Saddam Hussein threw out
inspectors."

-- Hillary Clinton, Jan. 31, 2008
http://www.juancole.com/2008/02/iraq-in-democratic-debate.html
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NORMAN SOLOMON, norman@accuracy.org,
http://www.warmadeeasythemovie.org

Solomon, executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, is the author of "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death." He said today: "If facts matter, then it should matter that Hillary Clinton chose to rely on such a basic falsehood during the debate when she flatly stated: 'We bombed them for days in 1998 because Saddam Hussein threw out inspectors.' In fact, just prior to the Clinton administration's several days of bombing Iraq in December 1998, the U.N.'s UNSCOM weapons inspectors left Iraq when UNSCOM head Richard Butler withdrew them -- because the Clinton administration made it clear that the U.S. government was about to start bombing."

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TSA Hajj Travel Guidance for Pilgrims
NewsADC Update:

Washington, DC | December 11, 2007 | www.adc.org | The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued guidance for travelers performing the Hajj. The advisory describes what to expect at security checkpoints, including preparations that can help travelers move quickly and efficiently through the security process. It notes that pilgrims wishing to bring Zam Zam water, Muslim holy water, should adhere to TSA's liquid regulations by packing it in their checked baggage if the container is larger than three ounces. This important information can be viewed on the TSA website at: http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/hajj.shtm

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U.S. Drops 20-Year Effort to Deport Arab-Americans
News(editor's note: The following is a transcript of an interview conducted by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now.
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Friday, November 2nd, 2007
The Case of the LA8: U.S. Drops Twenty-Year Effort to Deport Arab Americans for Supporting Palestinian National Rights

Prosecutors have ended a 20-year attempt to deport two Palestinian Americans for allegedly raising money for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Earlier this year an immigration judge ruled the government violated the defendants’ constitutional rights in a case he called "an embarrassment to the rule of law.” We speak to one of the men, Michel Shehadeh, and attorney Marc Van Der Hout. [includes rush transcript]

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Empire State Building to go green for Muslim holiday
NewsNEW YORK (AFP) — New York's iconic Empire State Building is to be lit up green from Friday in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid, the biggest festival in the Muslim calendar marking the end of Ramadan, officials said.

"This is the first time that the Empire State Building will be illuminated for Eid, and the lighting will become an annual event in the same tradition of the yearly lightings for Christmas and Hannukah," according to a statement.

Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month, is expected to be celebrated in New York from Friday, depending on when the new moon is sighted, and the city's tallest skyscraper will remain green until Sunday.

Built in the early 1930s, the 443-meter-tall (1,454-feet-tall) Empire State Building was first lit up with colored lighting in 1976, when red, white and blue lights were used to mark the American Bicentennial.

An estimated seven million Muslims live in the United States.

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Apartheid Comes to New Jersey
NewsSaifedean Ammous

Posted: 3/5/07

It was a cold Sunday morning in Teaneck, N.J. Some two-hundred-odd Jewish-Americans were entering the Orthodox synagogue Congregation B'nai Yeshurun where they were to hear a sales pitch by the Amana Settlement Movement aimed at convincing them to buy homes in illegal Israeli settlements.

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Women In Black-Los Angeles Holds Successful Vigil
NewsWomen In Black-Los Angeles Holds Successful Vigil Opposing Israeli Apartheid In Palestine

Los Angeles, Monday, February 5, 2007

In the hour and a half before Monday's Los Angeles performance of the Israel Philharmonic at Disney Hall, candlelight illuminated more than 60 black-clad protestors standing silently in front of downtown's Disney Hall with signs saying "End Israeli Apartheid in Palestine and Boycott Israel Philharmonic".

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A New Chance for Peace?
NewsBy Jimmy Carter
Thursday, January 18, 2007

I am concerned that public discussion of my book "Palestine Peace Not Apartheid" has been diverted from the book's basic proposals: that peace talks be resumed after six years of delay and that the tragic persecution of Palestinians be ended. Although most critics have not seriously disputed or even mentioned the facts and suggestions about these two issues, an apparently concerted campaign has been focused on the book's title, combined with allegations that I am anti-Israel. This is not good for any of us who are committed to Israel's status as a peaceful nation living in harmony with its neighbors.

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