Quoted here in Atlanta Jewish Times piece on Jewish-Kurdish ties
When I sat down with Compassionate Atlanta a couple of weeks ago for lunch, I was asked “So, why would a trucking company want to join Compassionate Atlanta?!” I responded, “Well why wouldn’t we?!”
Read more in Compassionate Atlanta
When it was announced that the infamous “Murder Kroger” was going to be demolished to make way for the mixed-use 725 Ponce development, many wondered what would happen to its neighbor, the historic Ford Factory Square building.
Read more here at Atlanta INTown
Read a little bit about me and my colleagues’ work at the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta
“…there is a noticeable gaping hole when it comes to comprehensive outreach and engagement with the disparate Metro Atlanta Muslim communities. In fairness, the converse is also true. While there are some organizations doing truly impactful work and some synagogues and mosques participate in each other’s programs now and then, this is neither centralized nor consistent and lacks any long term strategy.”
Read more here in Atlanta Muslim
Benjamin Kweskin is interviewed by host of “New Blue Review” Benji Shulman from Chai FM from the shores of the Sea of Galilee about his experience living in Iraqi Kurdistan from 2013-2014.
Listen here from the 7.3.2017 show (min 1:00-15:00)
Non-government organisations in Iraqi Kurdistan have warned that their activities are being curtailed by a mixture of financial insecurity and interference by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
Read more in MiddleEastEye
Since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the removal of Saddam Hussein, Israel and Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region have steadily converged toward one another, despite their official stance that there are no such relations. In reality, their forbidden friendship is purposefully opaque due to lack of formal ties between Tel Aviv and Baghdad—and has frequently circumvented such diplomatic protocols.
Read more here in WarisBoring,com
“My life really started the day I moved to the United States. I’m not sure what would have happened to me if I stayed in Turkey. Here, I have a good family, there are good schools for my two sons, and I can help my people here and back home.”
A tall, slender man in his mid-forties with a striking black ponytail and goatee, Kemal Aytac is co-owner of Cafe Istanbul and proud of his humble beginnings. He attributes his drive for success through his work ethic combined with his cultural and family-oriented values instilled in him from a young age. “I always went over and beyond what was required of me anywhere I worked.”
Read more in Paste Magazine:
Over the past couple of weeks, ten Somali nationals have been detained by ICE throughout Metro Atlanta and are now facing deportation. Some were picked up at their jobs, in their homes, and in some cases, it is alleged that ICE used false pretenses to detain them.
Read more in Decaturish.com