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Waleed Zuaiter and His Latest Project: Baghdad Central Palestinian-American Profiles
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Waleed Zuaiter and His Latest Project: Baghdad Central

“Deep inside, I always knew I wanted to become an actor,” says Waleed Zuaiter, star of Hulu's highly-praised Baghdad Central. Yet Zuaiter, whose acting credentials are extensive, did not take a direct path to acting. Born in Sacramento, Zuaiter moved to Kuwait with his family at the age of five and spent his summers back in the Bay Area where his mother’s family was based. He describes his childhood as “the best of both worlds.”

on May 5, 2020
Blanche Araj Shaheen: Making Middle Eastern Food Easy Palestinian-American Profiles
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Blanche Araj Shaheen: Making Middle Eastern Food Easy

“A tool of mass cultural preservation”—that’s how Blanche Araj Shaheen describes her new cookbook. Feast in the Middle East (2020) features an array of dishes from across the Levant with detailed instructions and histories behind each recipe.

on February 24, 2020
The arduous journey: visits by Palestinians from the West Bank to family members held in Israeli pri Stories
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The arduous journey: visits by Palestinians from the West Bank to family members held in Israeli pri

The arduous journey Palestinians must endure in order to visit relatives imprisoned by Israel.

on February 17, 2020
The Vagrant Trilogy: A Play About Palestinian Displacement Art
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The Vagrant Trilogy: A Play About Palestinian Displacement

Even in the arts, it can be rare to see Palestinian stories and identities shared, especially with mainstream audiences. THE VAGRANT TRILOGY, a three-part play by award-winning playwright Mona Mansour, offers just that. Opening in March at The Public Theater in New York City, the play is about Palestinian displacement set in the context of the 1967 Six-Day War.

on February 12, 2020
Profile: Taybeh Brewing Company Videos
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Profile: Taybeh Brewing Company

Founded in 1994, Taybeh Brewing Company is the first microbrewery in the Middle East—and it’s in Palestine. Despite operating under the brutal conditions of Israel’s occupation, Taybeh produces seven different types of beer, some of which will be used to toast Palestinian freedom someday soon.

on January 16, 2020
Susan Muaddi Darraj: Fiction Writer and Creator of #TweetYourThobe Palestinian-American Profiles
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Susan Muaddi Darraj: Fiction Writer and Creator of #TweetYourThobe

Born in Philadelphia to Palestinian immigrants who moved to the United States in 1967, Susan Muaddi Darraj has always loved books. She describes herself as a quiet child who found a lot of herself through reading.

on January 15, 2020
A Palestinian Christmas at Tanoreen Video Stories
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A Palestinian Christmas at Tanoreen

Have a holly, jolly, Tanoreen Christmas! We profile the Palestinian-American Bishara family and their delicious Brooklyn restaurant, Tanoreen, as they take us inside their annual Christmas bash featuring home-cooked kibbeh and roasted lamb, Arabic music and shisha.

on December 18, 2019
Go Project Hope: Rita Lahoud & Sandra Bahhur Palestinian-American Profiles
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Go Project Hope: Rita Lahoud & Sandra Bahhur

“Being Palestinian has everything to do with what we do.” Rita Lahoud and Sandra Bahhur, a special education teacher and a registered nurse respectively, are sisters who are accustomed to helping others.

on November 6, 2019
Mohammed Mortaga: Software Engineer Palestinian Profiles
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Mohammed Mortaga: Software Engineer

Young software engineers like Mohammed Mortaga will be educated by Gaza Sky Geeks and considered for rigorous internships and even full-time jobs with Jordan-based Optimum Partners.

on August 6, 2019