CSUF removes map of Syria off exhibition (about Syria) for not specifying Israel on it

[UPDATE: on December 9 it was announced by 'A Country Called Syria' that the map has made it back in the forefront of the exhibition].According to 'A Country Called Syria' co-founder and exhibit organizer Dania Alkhouli, the Dean at CSUF Library has been hounded by massive complaints regarding our exhibition's banner because of its map … Continue reading CSUF removes map of Syria off exhibition (about Syria) for not specifying Israel on it

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CDP’s Arab Caucus encourages the US to resettle Syrian refugees

In a statement by the chairman of the California Democratic Party's Arab American Caucus Murad Sarama said regarding Syria's refugee crisis:"A recent photo of a three-year-old Syrian refugee, washed up to the shores of Turkey, has collectively broken the global communities heart, reminding the world of the plight of the Syrian community."As the Chair of … Continue reading CDP’s Arab Caucus encourages the US to resettle Syrian refugees

Kafranbel Comes to Los Angeles this Weekend!

Two of Syria's most renowned activists will be in the LA area this weekend: Raed Fares and Razan Ghazzawi. Raed Fares is the man behind Kafranbel's famous banners, demonstrations and political cartoons. He is one the first to demonstrate against the regime in Kafranbel and organized several demonstrations in neighboring villages. The 41 year-old peaceful revolutionary continued to protest … Continue reading Kafranbel Comes to Los Angeles this Weekend!

It’s Official: Arab American Day Festival Canceled

Since 1996 thousands of Arab-Americans in Southern California enjoyed convening annually in Orange County to celebrate their culture at the Arab American Day Festival held in September each year. Many, however, also complained mostly about the heavy presence of CIA and US Army recruiters, among other things.Last year, I compiled a list of six reasons … Continue reading It’s Official: Arab American Day Festival Canceled

OC Arab festival organizers celebrate Assad

Many gathered last night outside the Arab Festival in Garden Grove to protest the festival's founder's support of the Assad regime. The founder, who also publishes the openly pro-Assad The Arab World Newspaper, claimed that the festival promotes unity in the Arab-American community.From today's Orange County Register:The festival has been a part of the community … Continue reading OC Arab festival organizers celebrate Assad

OC Weekly’s cover story on Anaheim’s Little Arabia

In case you missed last week's OC Weekly's cover story about the growth of Anaheim's Little Arabia, which featured businessman and former candidate for Anaheim city council Belal Dalati, realtor/Arab World Newspaper publisher/Arab Festival organizer Ahmad Alam, Kareem's Restaurant, Olive Tree Restaruant, Forn Al-Hara Restaurant, my friend Omar Masry and yours truly, here is a … Continue reading OC Weekly’s cover story on Anaheim’s Little Arabia