Common Ground Newsbulletin: 11 December 2012

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Inside this edition 11 – 17 December 2012

Palestine decision reminiscent of another UN vote
by Yaron Ezrahi
While the 29 November UN General Assembly vote did not grant Palestine full statehood, Yaron Ezrahi, professor of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, writes that the sense of hope surrounding the vote reminded him of another UN statehood vote.
Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 11 December 2012)

Latino Muslims carving a new American identity
by Erika L. Sánchez
Two of the fastest-growing groups in the United States, Muslims and Latinos, intersect in more ways than people might expect, writes freelance journalist Erika Sánchez.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 11 December 2012)

Muslims seek lost harmony in Pakistan
by Daud Malik
Tensions between Sunni and Shia Muslims in Pakistan may feed into sectarian violence, but, argues Daud Malik, most Pakistanis would rather embrace their history of diversity and pluralism.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 11 December 2012)

Holiday recipes with a side of tolerance
by Natasha Tynes
Who invented hummus? Does it matter? In their new cookbook, Jerusalem: A Cookbook an Israeli and a Palestinian demonstrate that the food of their city can bring people together, writes Natasha Tynes.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 11 December 2012)

Muslim American voters: small group had big impact
by Mehrunisa Qayyum
Muslim Americans may have only been a small percentage of voters in the 2012 US elections but, by leveraging popular online political mobilisation tools, they had a big impact online, writes independent consultant Mehrunisa Qayyum.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 11 December 2012)

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