Two Minutes with Dr. Yahya: Palestinian Tragedy and Human Rights فلسطين في الفؤاد

Two Minutes with Dr. Yahya: Palestinian Tragedy and Human Rights  

Posted by: Hasan  A. Yahya, Professor of Sociology.

President of the Arab American Encyclopedia-USA

Part One of Four

Palestine forever! Flags of resistence

Palestine forever! Flags of resistence

Tomorrow is May 15, 2013. The anniversary of Palestinian-Arab defeat in Palestine and the establishment of the Israeli state. Historically, occupation demolish human rights anywhere on earth. In the Palestinian occupied territories, the picture was and still persist by observing the number of refugees camps in several Arab countries as well as inside Palestine. In Diaspora, especially in the United States of America, Human rights violation takes another track under the slogans of Modern political democracy.

According to the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Palestine is an ancient region SW Asia bordering on E coast of the Mediterranean & extending E of Jordan River  and a region bordering on the Mediterranean on W & Dead Sea on E; a part of the Ottoman Empire 1516–1917, a British mandate 1923–48; now approx. coextensive with Israel and the West Bank.

Furthermore, historically, Palestine is also defined as a conventional name, among others, for the geographic region in Western Asia between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. People live in this geographic region, are Palestinians, Jews, Druze, Christians and others all belong to the proper name of Palestine. The term “Israel State” replaced that name but the place still called Palestine by Palestinians and their allies around the world.

Dr. Yahya brings here some effective pro-human Rights for Palestinians in the Occupied land of Palestine. In this segment he invites readers to share information for more knowledge about the Age tragedy of the Palestinian people since the creation of Israel. The article was initially found in the Palestine Media Watch through an effective site of The Electronic Intifada.

Arabs and Muslims have a long way to go in America!

Colored Democracy or democracy faces or Undemocratic Democracy remains alive in the continuous USA support for the Israeli occupation forces of Palestine. This article is brought here to show the comparative analysis of research on the topic of Israeli and Palestinian voices on the US op-ed pages Patrick O’Connor, Palestine Media Watch, 13 March 2006.

The article is produced to remind world thinkers and lay men of the tragedy of Palestinian human rights in and out Palestine, which is violated on everyday bases in the occupied territories of Palestinian land. Hoping that the tragedy may stopped or settled by agreements between the Israeli occupiers and occupied Palestinian people.  However, in the United States of America, media is clear showing the results of research dealing with two categories, Palestinian and Israeli writers.

While few decades back Jews were in Displaced Camps in Europe. In 1945 September 17, GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON described the Jews in a media report reads: “Taking General Eisenhower on a visit to DP (Displaced Persons Camps) camps, he called Jewish inmates “the greatest stinking bunch of humanity” and stating that they have “no sense of human relationships”. Patton had also referred to the Jewish DP’s as “lower than animals”. When attacked for his anti-Semitic remarks, Patton called it a “plot by Jews and Communists” to replace him.”

I wish the Jews of Israel and elsewhere, remember those days and look forward to have peace with the Palestinians who still settled in camps in and out Palestine.  (The editor)

I. Executive Summary
In the US media, Palestinians generally aren’t allowed to speak for themselves or to articulate their historical narrative. Israelis, however, are permitted to speak, to explain the Israeli experience and even to explain about Palestinians. As a result, the Israeli story is known in the US while Palestinians are dehumanized.

This report exhaustively details the extent to which Palestinian voices have been silenced in the op-ed pages of major US newspapers for the past five years.
This report compares the number of opinion pieces published by Israeli writers with those published by Palestinian writers between September 29, 2000, and December 31, 2005, in the op-ed pages of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post, the five US newspapers with the greatest circulation.
The analysis reveals the following:

–          Over the five year and three month period, the five newspapers published 680 op-eds on Israel/Palestine. 214 were written by Israeli writers and 86 by Palestinian writers, an average of 2.5 Israeli writers for each Palestinian writer.

–          The Wall Street Journal has the most lopsided five-year record, averaging 5.1 op-eds by Israelis for every one op-ed by a Palestinian writer.

–          The New York Times has been the least balanced over the last three years with anaverage of 4.3 Israeli op-ed writers for every Palestinian.

–          The Los Angeles Times published 2.3 Israeli writers for every Palestinian writer.

–          The Washington Post (1.4/1) and USA Today (0.8/1) are near parity between Israeli and Palestinian writers.

–          The relative balance at The Washington Post and USAToday indicates that a bias towards Israeli writers is not inevitable, but is a result of the choices made by the editors at The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times.

Sources and Notes:

Originally published by the Palestine Media Watch, The Electronic Intifada.

Palestine Media Watch was established in October of 2000 to promote fair and accurate coverage of the Israeli occupation of Palestine in the US mainstream media.

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and for children especially:

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About Arab American Encyclopedia-USA - Hasan Yahya

HASAN YAHYA was born at a small village called Majdal-YaFa (Majdal Sadiq) in Mandate Palestine (1944). He migrated as a refugee to Mes-ha, a village east of Kufr Qasim, west of Nablus (in the West Bank), then moved with his family to Zarka, 25 km north of Amman – Jordan. He finished the high school at Zarka Secondary School, 1963. He was appointed as a teacher in the same year. Studied Law first at Damascus University, then B.A from Lebanon University in Arabic literature and Eastern Cultures (1975). He moved to Kuwait. Where he got married in 1967. He was working at Kuwait Television, taught at bilingual School, and Kuwait University. In 1982, Hasan left to the United States to continue his education at Michigan State University. He got the Master Degree in 1983, the Ph.D degree in 1988 in Education (Psychology of Administration ). In 1991, He obtained his post degree in Social research, the result was a second Ph.D degree in Comparative sociology-Social Psychology. He was the only Arab student who enrolled ever to pursue two simultaneous Ph.D programs from Michigan State University and fulfill their requirements perfectly. Professor Yahya employment history began as a supervisor of a joint project to rehabilitate Youth (inmates out of prison) by Michigan State University and Intermediate School Districts. Worked also as a Teacher Assistant and lecturer in the same university. He was offered a position at Lansing Community College as well as Jackson Community College where he was assistant professor, then associate professor, then full professor (1991-2006). He taught Sociology, psychology, education, criminology and research methods. He supervised 19 Master and Ph.D candidates on various personal, economic psychological and social development topics. Professor Yahya published Hundreds (1000 Plus on this site) of articles and research reports in local, regional, and international journals. His interest covers local, regional and global conflicts. He also authored, translated, edited and published over 280 plus books in several languages, in almost all fields especial education, sociology and psychology. These books can be found on Amazon and Kindle. He also, was a visiting professor at Eastern Michigan University to give Research Methods and Conflict Management courses. Prof. Yahya accepted an offer to join Zayed University Faculty Team in 1998, then he served as the Head of Education and Psychology Department at Ajman University of Science and Technology 2001-04. Dr. Yahya established several institutes in Diaspora, the Arab American Encyclopedia, Ihyaa al Turath al Arabi Project, (Revival of Arab Heritage in Diaspora.Recently he was nominated for honorary committee member for the Union of Arab and Muslim Writers in America. He was affiliated with sociological associations and was a member of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) at USA. Social Activities and Community Participation: Dr. Yahya was a national figure on Diversity and Islamic Issues in the United States, with special attention to Race Relations and Psychology of Assimilation (generations 1,2 &3). He was invited as a public speaker to many TV shows and interviews in many countries. His philosophy includes enhancing knowledge to appreciate the others, and to compromise with others in order to live peacefully with others. This philosophy was the backgrounds of his theory, called “ Theory C. of Conflict Management”. And developed later to a Science of Cultural Normalization under the title: “Crescentology. The results of such theory will lead to world peace depends on a global Knowledge, Understanding, appreciation, and Compromising (KUAC)” Recently Prof. Yahya started "Publish your book FREE Project", to serve young Arab Writers. Dr. Yahya accepted the offer to be the chief editor of the International Humanities Studies Journal -I-H-S-Jerusalem, since July 2014. (Revised Sept. 2014) ولد الدكتور حسن عبدالقادر يحيى في مجدل يابا من أعمال يافا – فلسطين عام 1944. تلقى علومه الابتدائية في مدرسة بديا الأميرية في الضفة الغربية أيام احتوائها ضمن المملكة الأدردنية الهاشمية وتخرج في جامعة بيروت حاملاً الإجازة في اللغة العربية وآدابها، ودبلوم التأهيل التربوي من كلية القديس يوسف بلبنان، ودبلوم الدراسات العليا (الماجستير) ودكتوراة في الإدارة التربوية من جامعة ولاية ميشيغان بالولايات المتحدة عام 1988، وشهادة الدكتوراه في علم الاجتماع المقارن من الجامعة نفسها عام 1991. عمل في التدريس والصحافة الأدبية. أديب وشاعر وقاص ، ,كما عمل في تلفزيون الكويت الرسمي كمعد ومنسق برامج ثم اتجه إلى الكتابة والتأليف في علوم كثيرة تخص علمي النفس والاجتماع والتنمية البشرية ، والتغير الاجتماعي والسكان وألف ونشر العديد من المقالات (1000 +) والكتب باللغتين العربية والإنجليزية (أكثر من 330 كتابا) ، منها ست مجموعات قصصية وست كتب للأطفال ، وأربع دواوين شعرية باللغتين أيضا. وعدد من كتب التراث في الشعر والأدب والأخلاق الإسلامية والتربية والأديان . وهو الآن أستاذ متقاعد في جامعة ولاية ميشيغان. . وكان عضوا سابقا في جمعية العلماء المسلمين في أمريكا . وجمعية علماء الاجتماع الأمريكية - ميشيغان، وهو مؤسس الموسوعة العربية الأمريكية في الولايات المتحدة ضمن مشروع إحياء التراث العربي في بلاد المهجرز كما تم ترشيحه مؤخرا ليكون عضو مجلس التحرير لمجلة الدراسات الإنسانية العالمية. وقد قبل أن يتسلم رئاسة تحريرها اعتبارا من نهاية يونيو 2014 His email: Thank you!
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