As a founding member of the Eid Festival Committee, a group that plans the annual Eid Festival in Anaheim that was launched in 2013, it was extremely difficult to garner the media’s interest to produce or write stories about a Muslim festival… until a controversy happened. Muslims and […]
My opinion piece about the California’s anti-BDS bill AB 2844 was published in the Voice of OC today. The bill introduced by Asm. Richard Bloom of Santa Monica has been watered down after hearings in the Committee on Accountability, Judiciary Committee, and Appropriations Committee and references to Israel […]
As of yesterday, 29 US Senators and 90 Representatives had supported the outlandish H.R. 4514 “Combating BDS Act of 2016” including 8 from the State of California (6 Democrats and 2 Republicans). Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] Rep. Swalwell, Eric […]
On Tuesday, May 16, 2016, the Anaheim City Council under the leadership of Mayor Tom Tait, proclaimed April as Arab American Heritage Month. The council recognized key Arab American leaders for decades of community development in Anaheim, as well as the work of the Arab American Civic Council […]
Please forward to your lists! Please take action to stop AB 2844! This state bill attacks efforts to end Israel’s occupation and violations of human rights by penalizing companies that are identified as observing a boycott of Israel — a violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution. 1) This Wednesday, April 13, attend […]
Arab American comedian Sammy Obeid has been confirmed to perform at the Arab American Civic Council’s first annual Arab American Heritage Gala, which will be held on Sunday, April 24 at the Pacific Hills Banquet Hall in Laguna Hills. Click here to read more.
Assembly Bills 1551 and 1552, introduced by Assembly Member Travis Allen on January 4, 2016, would penalize those who engage in “politically motivated” boycotts as a nonviolent means to influence Israel to end its occupation and human rights abuses. During the California Democratic Party convention in San Jose on February 27th, David […]