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Laila Al-Arian

Author Bios

Laila Al-Arian

Laila Al-Arian is a writer and producer for Al Jazeera English. She helped produce the network’s Palestine Papers special in January 2011, a four-day program on the largest diplomatic leak in the history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. She is the co-author of Collateral Damage: America’s War Against Iraqi Civilians (Nation Books, 2008).


News and Features

My dad, Dr. Sami Al-Arian, was arrested by the FBI on trumped up charges, sending a chill through the local Muslim community. Yet we found support from unlikely allies.

Mubarak’s intimidation tactics and determination to hang on to power only invigorated the protesters—leading to his resignation today.

As Israel's bombardment of Gaza continues, a Nation contributor with roots in the region gives voice to the on-the-ground experience of those who have endured the attacks.

In compelling public testimony, US soldiers and Iraqi civilians bear witness to the horrors of combat.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and our readers exchange views on "The Hidden War: Iraq Veterans Bear Witness" with authors Chris Hedges and Laila Al-Arian.

In a special investigation of the impact of the war on Iraqi civilians, interviews with fifty combat veterans reveals disturbing patterns of behavior by US troops in Iraq--brutal acts that often go unreported and almost always go unpunished.