As an Arab-American (and human being) I have complex feelings about the state of Israel.
But they do not define the Arab-American community any more than the elephant's tail or leg define the elephant.
Now 66 years old, Odeh works as the Associate Director of the Arab-American Action Network (AAAN).
Traditional Arab-American approaches emphasized history, justice, international law and human rights.
In every case they got where they did completely on their own and in spite, not because, of their Arab-American identity.
Almost everyone active in ATFP had a significant history of prior Arab-American activism.
Oddly, the NYPD tried to secretly place an undercover officer on the board of the Arab-American Association of NY.
Arab-American critics, fluent in both cultures, argue that cultural flattery—and even racial politics—are at play.
A Coptic Christian from Egypt, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is an Arab-American Christian like me.
But who in their right mind would prefer such crucial agencies to have no Arab-American input and be run entirely by others?