Last weekend Iraqi voters went to the polls for the first time since Iraq declared victory over ISIL in December 2017. The coalition building over the next few months will prove critical to how Iraq moves past intense sectarian divisions and toward vital governance issues and public services. Since...
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Washington Watch: A Week of Horrors and Changing Perceptions
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
This has been a week of horrors in Palestine. On Monday, 63 mostly young Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli snipers. Another 2,700 were injured, mostly by live fire or tear gas. Adding insult to this injury, on the same day, the US opened it's Embassy in Jerusalem, pounding what may be the final nail in the coffin of the hopes for just Israeli/Palestinian peace. Continue Reading...
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AAI President James Zogby gives important historical context to the Israel Embassy Move in two important pieces. In an opinion piece for CNN James Zogby reminds us, "The reason why US presidents, including Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, have used the act's waiver provision to defer its implementation...
Today, the Trump Administration celebrated the opening of its Israel embassy in Jerusalem, in a move widely condemned by the international community. This coincided with Israel killing dozens of Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza, and injuring hundreds, if not thousands. The contrast between the smiles at the embassy ceremony and the...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2018 CONTACT: Jennifer Salan firstname.lastname@example.org / (202) 429-9210 Statement from Arab American Institute Deputy Director Omar Baddar on Moving the Israel Embassy to Jerusalem: Today, the Trump Administration has opened a US embassy in Jerusalem, cementing his decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital. Trump’s...