Post Tagged with: "Middle East"

Igor Golubovsky, Consul General of the Russian Federation in New York, talks about the work of the consulate. (Photo by Marques Stewart via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Russian Consul General on Israel, Visas and Adoptions

Culture, Eastern European, Immigration, Politics April 2, 2013 at 4:04 pm

In an interview with RUNYweb, Igor Golubovsky, the consul general of the Russian Federation, talks about visas, the contrast between the media coverage of Russia back home and here, as well as the controversial Dima Yakovlev adoption law.

Tunisian El Général and other rappers will bring sounds of politics and protest from North Africa and the Middle East to BAM. (Photo from El Général, via Brooklyn Ink)

Rappers Bring Sounds of Arab Spring to Brooklyn

Rap artists whose songs became anthems during the Arab Spring revolutions and ongoing struggles in North Africa and the Middle East will bring their words of politics and protest to the Brooklyn Academy of Music this week, reports the Brooklyn Ink.

Mitt Romney (Photo via Irish Central)

Jewish Leaders Weigh in on Romney’s Mideast Comments

Elections 2012, Politics September 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Romney’s comments that Palestinians have “no interest whatsoever in establishing peace” has, according to the Jewish Week, been a “fact of life” for many Israelis. Jewish experts weigh in on whether Romney’s support for a hands-off approach would work.

This green olive tapenade is the product of a co-operative effort by Israelis and Palestinians. (Photo by Leah Koenig)

Voices in Focus: Tapenade, Tamales, Jerk Chicken and Wage Theft

Food, Labor May 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

We found plenty of food stories from the ethnic and community press this Wednesday: a postscript to the Park Slope Food Co-op’s Israel boycott battle; an award for NYC’s “Queen of Tamales”; a Jamaican jerk destination in upper Manhattan; and a chef apprenticeship gone sour in the Lower East Side.

Jewish NY Congressman threatened by redistricting

Jewish NY Congressman threatened by redistricting

In the News, New York, Politics January 18, 2012 at 1:27 pm

The redistricting process is now making the Jewish community nervous that it could lose an outspoken pro-Israel voice in Congress. New York will lose two seats in the US House of Representatives, and The Jewish Daily Forward reports that political strategists see Congressman Gary Ackerman’s seat as a “logical” one to be eliminated.