Arab Essays

  • Arab And Meals

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    With Arabs Arabs enjoy inviting guests to their homes for meals; you could be a guest at meals any time. Meals provide the host and hostess with a perfect opportunity to display their generosity and demonstrate their personal regard for you. Arabs usually invite guests through an oral invitation and by sending a written invitation. If you plan to visit a family in Bethlehem, for example, you must know the time of the invitation and how to act during and after the meal. Most of the Arab families

  • Essay On Arab Immigration

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    United States for over the past hundred years; however significant numbers of Arab immigrants into the US began in the 20th century (Auclair, 1). Between 1880 and 1924, over 95,000 Arabs came into America and around 200,000 lived in the US by 1924 (Asi, 1). With the National-Origins Act of 1924 the number of Arab immigrants into the US decreased and continued until 1965 when the Hart-Cellar Act was passed. The number of Arab immigrants coming into America continues to increase as time passes (De La

  • The Arab Diaspora

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    To many people today, Arab immigrants are the latest group of a long list that have come to the United States since it’s’ inception. However, people of Arab origin have been immigrating to the United States since before The Declaration of Independence was penned in 1776, and haven’t really stopped since. There were not many Arab immigrants at this time, however. The first notable “wave” of immigrants was not until the late nineteenth century. Since then, there have been multiple distinct waves, but

  • Arab Culture Essay

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    Birth and death in the Arab culture has being one of the most interesting topics that is being discussed more frequently. When people talk or hear about the Arab culture they tend to think about different things about them like they are being considered as terrorist, they oppress their women and many things like that. But we tend to forget that this people, the Arabs are also human beings that they have normal day-to-day activities like people in the other part of the so-called westernized world

  • The Arab Woman

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    The Arab Woman The Arab woman, is there really a clear cut, precisely defined profile of what characterizes a woman of Arabia? Barren sand dunes, nomadic tribes of cloaked men, wearing turbans, mounted on camels, wielding swords, and their weak woman folk to whom they dictate. This is a classic Hollywood image of the Arab’s of the Middle East. The helpless female who is subjected to the will of her militant husband or aggressive father is nothing new to the average person of the present time

  • Arabs in the Media: Victim or Villain?

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    Arabs in the Media: Victim or Villain? For decades, the media portrayal of the Arab culture and Islam has contributed to a skewed public opinion in America. Looking closely at the news coverage concerning the Middle East and the United States, there is an inherent media bias against Arabs and Muslims as foreign threats to domestic security. Stephen Franklin argues that "Islamic nations are often portrayed in news reports as uniformly intolerant and anti-democratic" (Franklin 17). Unfortunately

  • The Arab World

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    In “The Arab World” (1966), Edward T.Hall the American anthropologist explains the difference in behavior between Westerners and Arabs and the miscommunication between the two great cultures; he says that “Americans in the Middle East are immediately struck by two conflicting sensations. In public they are compressed and overwhelmed by smells, crowding, and high noise levels; in Arab homes Americans are apt to rattle around, feeling exposed and somewhat inadequate because of too much space”(Hall

  • Arab League

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    The Arab League. The Arab League is a regional organization that was founded on March 22, 1945. The league’s function is to promote political cooperation among it’s member states, and to deal with disputes or any breaches of peace in the region. The league’s official name is the League of Arab States. The founding members of the league are: Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, and Yemen. Membership in the League was later extended to Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Kuwait, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco

  • Arab-israeli Conflict

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    independent nations, one Arab and one Jewish. On May 14, 1948, a new nation was born: Israel. The Jews of Israel and the world celebrated with joy and gladness, because for over two thousand years, they had hoped to return to the land of their heritage. (Silverman, 1) However with Jews from all around the world returning to Israel, the Arabs residing in this land were forced into exile. The rebirth of Israel marked the beginning of conflict, violence, and peace treaties between the Arabs and the Jews of the

  • The Arab Spring

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    The Arab Spring Almost 3 years ago an unemployed, desperate, yet angry man who’s in charge of earning money to his siblings had set himself in flames in front of the Tunisian municipality building. His flaming suicide attempt was the Arab world’s most literal spark. It has not only enraged the Tunisian people, but also Arab countries from east to west which then provoked the Arab spring. This incident has led to a series of protests that started in Tunisia followed by Egypt and unfortunately still

  • Not Your Typical Arab Male Stereotype

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    feeding more into a closed minded society and contributing to the derogating of a mixed society. In all three novels, Throne of the Crescent Moon, Anatomy of a Disappearance, and Lebanese Blonde, all three male Arab characters have shown that they go against this grain of the stereotypical Arab male gender/ culture. Whether it’s Doctor Adoulla Makhslood, the ghul hunter in the city of Dhamsawaat, who’s simply trying to rewind after a hard days of work and enjoy his tea; Or Nuri el-Alfi, the young boy

  • Frontiers of an Arab Woman

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    Frontiers of an Arab Woman “When you spend a whole day among the trees, waking up with walls as horizons becomes unbearable (Mernissi, 59).” One would assume that in the face of woman’s liberation-access to an equal and higher education, choice of a husband and access to a prosperous/independent future-that a woman would be positioned to escape gender oppression. However, this is not the case for the Arab women of Fatima Mernissi’s Dreams of Trespass and Ahdaf Soueif’s In the Eye of the

  • Minorities in the US: Arab Americans

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    Arab Americans have lived in America for centuries, but still have to go through the disadvantages of being a minority. Arab Americans are a small group and over the years, have gone through a vast amount of experiences. From first coming to America slightly unnoticed, then being hated because of a problem between America and their home country, to becoming some of the most intellectual people with four-year degrees in America. Arab Americans immigrated to the U.S. around 1880’s, seeing that their

  • Overview of the Arab Culture

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    Name of Culture Arab is not a race, but is a group of individuals that are united by their culture and history (ADC, 2014). There are many different variations commonly based on a particular individual’s country of origin such as Arab Americans. Other variations are based on their social class, the level of their education, if they live urbanely or rurally, or the time they have spent in the United States (Lipson & Dubble, 2007). Most Arabs also practice Islamic religion and are Muslim. When

  • Arab Israeli Conflict

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    The Arab-Israeli conflict is a struggle between the Jewish state of Israel and the Arabs of the Middle East concerning the area known as Palestine. The term Palestine has been associated variously and sometimes controversially with this small region. Both the geographic area designated by and the political status of the name have changed over the course of some three millennia. The region, or a part of it, is also known as the Holy Land and is held sacred among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. In the

  • Alienation in the lives of Arab Women

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    Alienation in the lives of Arab Women Alienation: al·ien·a·tion ( l y -n sh n, l - -) n. The act of alienating or the condition of being alienated; estrangement; isolation or dissociation. Alienation is a concept that is universal to all people of all cultures in the world and throughout all time periods. These feelings of alienation, in some form or another, have affected every human begin that has ever taken a breath and will until the race is extinct. It is these feelings of alienation

  • The Arab Youth: Empowered by Technology Infused with Tradition

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    global news and media for various reasons. Despite all the attention directed towards the region, there has always been a sector of the population which has been left unaddressed most of the time. This sector which I talk about is the Arab youth. For a long time, the Arab region and its politics have been closely related to its traditions and its past, with many leaders maintaining their power for several decades. Due to this social structure, the youth of these countries have been given little amount

  • Arab Spring Essay

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    shaping the history of the countries that experienced the Arab Spring. The Arab Spring is the concept used in defining the revolutionary waves of protest, demonstration, riot and civil wars in Arab countries. The Arab Spring background The revolutionary wave started as a simple resistance against the sitting Tunisian regime in December 2010. After detailed media coverage at local and international levels, the civil unrest spread to other Arab countries including Egypt. By the end of December 2013,

  • Development of Scientific Knowledge in Early Arab Cultures

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    Question: What conditions were present in early Arab society that contributed to the rapid development of scientific knowledge in the region? Arab development of Greek scientific thinking has forever benefited our understanding of the field of science. Arab thinkers such as Ibn Rushd (Averroes) and Ibn Sīnā (Avicenna) have contributed to scientific thinking

  • The Formation of Arab Nations

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    The Formation of Arab Nations Much of the modern political Arab world was born at the end of World War I, as outside powers divided up their shares of territories that were loyal to their regimes. For example, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon came to exist along side the precarious state of Palestine. By World War II, these states had begun to want independence, and the following decades would witness revolution, regime change, violence, and, ultimately, a break from the grips of the Ottoman Empire