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Rejected Writings & Articles

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To C or Not to C

This past week, fans of Roseanne nationwide reached for their smelling salts because Samantha Bee called complicit Barbie the c-word. They immediately grabbed their tiki

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Ramadan in the Deep South

In 2011, Dean Obeidallah my trustworthy co-producer at the New York Arab American Comedy Festival approached me with what seemed like a brilliant idea. He

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Before Beyonce

Before there was Beyonce, there was Tiger, Cherri, Sandy, and Lucy. Tiger, the cat pranced into our lives when I was seven. Her name was

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My Origin Story

I often meet parents of kids with Cerebral Palsy who are afraid to let their children try to walk. When I ask them why they

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Wedding Waste

Weddings are the worst and even worse, they are a waste. I have been a bridesmaid 17 times and a bride myself. What I learned

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Lightbulbs and Losers

I have been a bridesmaid 17 times. After spending $28,000 on my friends weddings, I decided it was time to make my money back. Gollum

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‘Omar’ and the Oscars

Article originally written for The Daily Beast, published on December 16th, 2013. On Friday the 13th, the movie “Omar” won Best Film at the Dubai

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Gaza to Jersey: A Star is Born

Article originally written for The Daily Beast, published on November 25th, 2013. On Friday, November 15, I put on my favorite Palestinian-themed T-shirt and shimmied

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The Erekat Came Back

ohn Kerry’s quest to bring peace to the Middle East was dealt a severe blow this week when Mahmoud Abbas confirmed that Saeb Erekat, Palestine’s chief negotiator,

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The IDF Eid Crasher

The State of Israel prides itself on being masters of public image. They are experts at marketing Israel as a tourist paradise (as long as

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