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Rev. Khader El-Yateem will officially launch his run for the 43rd district council seat in Brooklyn on Sunday Feb. 26. (Photo by Gabe Carroll for Voices of NY)

El-Yateem Leads in Fundraising

Brooklyn, Government, Middle Eastern March 20, 2017 at 3:01 pm

Palestinian pastor Khader El-Yateem leads in fundraising for the 43rd District City Council seat race, Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Kings County Politics report.

Panel Held on Arab Immigrants’ Rights

Panel Held on Arab Immigrants’ Rights

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern March 13, 2017 at 10:02 am

The Arab American Family Support Center held a panel on immigrants’ rights following the first executive order about immigrant travel restrictions, including on nationals from certain Arab countries. Ghorba News reported on the panel.

Rev. Khader El-Yateem will officially launch his run for the 43rd district council seat in Brooklyn on Sunday Feb. 26. (Photo by Gabe Carroll for Voices of NY)

Palestinian-Born Pastor Runs for Office

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Politics February 24, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Bethlehem-born Rev. Khader El-Yateem is running for the City Council seat in his home district in Brooklyn, and hopes to work as a bridge-builder in the community.

Linda Sarsour (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Linda Sarsour Leaving Arab American Association

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern February 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Bay Ridge activist Linda Sarsour announced she will step down as the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York “to focus my energy on the national level,” reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Khader El-Yateem (Photo by Aslan Media, Creative Commons license)

First Palestinian-American to Run for Public Office in NYC

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Politics February 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Rev. Khader El-Yateem of Salam Arabic Lutheran Church in Bay Ridge has joined the race for the 43rd District City Council Seat, reports Kings County Politics.

Brooklynites Supporting Arab Neighbors

Brooklynites Supporting Arab Neighbors

Brooklyn, Business, Middle Eastern February 14, 2017 at 5:25 pm

A new poster campaign expresses support for Arab neighbors in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and elsewhere, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Muslim Americans pray outside Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport on Feb. 3. (Photos by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Jummah at JFK

Featured Posts, Immigration, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Muslim February 3, 2017 at 8:29 pm

Outside Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport in New York, dozens of Muslim Americans gathered for the Jummah prayer, the Friday prayer service.

Saleh Kassim at Cortelyou Smoke Shop & Deli. (Photo by Carly Miller via BKLYNER)

Yemeni Bodega Owners in Brooklyn Speak Out

Brooklyn, Business, Middle Eastern, Muslim February 2, 2017 at 5:34 pm

Before the Yemeni-owners of bodegas across the city shuttered their doors in protest of the “Muslim ban,” BKLYNER spoke to some of them in Ditmas Park for their take on the executive order.

(Photo courtesy of Sahadi's, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Sahadi’s Middle Eastern Food Store Honored

Brooklyn, Food, Middle Eastern February 1, 2017 at 10:57 am

Brooklyn’s Sahadi food emporium, described as a “bulk bin wonderland,” has won the James Beard Foundation Award, report Brooklyn Paper and Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Jan. 29, 2017 - Protesters march towards the US Customs and Immigration Services building in lower Manhattan. Photo by Julius Motal

Thousands Rally Against Trump’s Immigration Ban

Featured Posts, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim January 30, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Protesters came out in force to oppose President Trump’s ban on entry into the U.S. of individuals from seven countries.

Example of stained glass design by Sara Ouhaddou (Courtesy of Washington St. Historical Society)

Little Syria’s Writers to be Memorialized

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Middle Eastern January 30, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Plans for a public art commemoration of the writers of Little Syria in lower Manhattan were approved on Jan. 25.

Opinion: ‘Why I’m Skipping the March on Washington’

Opinion: ‘Why I’m Skipping the March on Washington’

African American, Black, Latino, Middle Eastern, Opinion, Politics, Women January 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm

In an opinion piece in Colorlines, Jamilah Lemieux describes her feelings about an “absence of sisterhood” with white women that is keeping her away from the Women’s March on Washington.

(Photo courtesy of the Salaam Club of New York via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Salaam Club to Hold 71st Holiday Gala

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern December 6, 2016 at 4:36 pm

The Salaam Club of New York, formed by Lebanese and Syrian immigrants in Bay Ridge, will hold its annual holiday gala to mark more than seven decades since its founding, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Linda Sarsour (center), executive director of the Arab American Association of New York

Arab American Association Celebrates 15 Years

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Social Services October 31, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Arab American Association of New York’s annual gala will have particular meaning this year as the organization celebrates 15 years empowering the community, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Aber Kawa (Photo by David Pastor for Feet in Two Worlds)

Voting and ‘Marginalized’ Muslim Communities

Brooklyn, Elections 2016, Middle Eastern, Muslim, New York October 28, 2016 at 5:06 pm

Feet in Two Worlds interviews a young Arab American and Muslim activist on Trump, Clinton and how to bring marginalized communities together.