Imagining Pan-Arabism Through the Lens of ‘Arab Idol’

Watching my Jordanian host family cheer on the win of a Christian Palestinian and empathize with the tears of a Yemeni, and seeing the televised audience of different identities and origins dancing together in Lebanon made me think that perhaps Pan-Arabism is real — even if it exists, for now, in the realm of “Arab Idol.”

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Youth Deaths Mount in Israel and Palestine

Palestinian leaders claim these acts of aggression stem from the fact that the youth see no future ahead, as they have known conflict their whole lives and there are no prospects for peace in sight. They also place blame for children being swayed to commit acts of violence on Islamist groups that call for Israel’s destruction.

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