Saving Lebanon

Saving Lebanon

Lebanon has become “the forgotten front” since all too often, the conflict ongoing within Lebanon is ignored in discussions about the war against ISIL. The immediate danger, however, is real. Read AAI's new report on how and why U.S. Congress must stand behind the people of Lebanon.

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Download Now: 114th Congressional Leadership Report

Download Now: 114th Congressional Leadership Report

Read our report on how new leadership in the 114th Congress will impact the issues that matter most to the Arab American community.

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Demand Speaker Boehner Cancels Netanyahu’s Speech

Demand Speaker Boehner Cancels Netanyahu’s Speech

Speaker Boehner's invitation to Netanyahu is reckless diplomacy. Please join the Arab American Institute, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and the Coalition of Palestinian American Organizations by contacting your Representatives now.

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2015 Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awardees

2015 Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awardees

We are pleased to announce we will be honoring award winning actress and humanitarian Salma Hayek Pinault, NYU President John Sexton, the Honorable Michael Baroody, and Pulitzer prize-winning author and journalist Lawrence Wright at this year's Kahlil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards Gala. Read more about the awardees and purchase your tickets today!

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A Common Cause: Police Profiling Plagues Arab American and Communities of Color

Friday February 27, 2015

A Common Cause: Police Profiling Plagues Arab American and Communities of Color

By Eve Soliman
Winter Intern, 2015

The historic civil rights movement that has seen so much progress continues to be extremely important in pushing for greater equality and confronting societal ills. One of those battles is the use profiling by government law enforcement agencies. Over the past decade, profiling has had a harmful effect not only on the African American community, but the Arab American community as well. Read More »

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For Sale: The Administration’s New Drone Policy

Wednesday February 25, 2015

For Sale: The Administration’s New Drone Policy

By Maha Elsamahi
Winter Intern, 2015

Last week the State Department announced that after a long internal review, the U.S. would now allow for the sale of armed drones to allied countries. While the U.S. has sold unarmed drones—utilized mostly for intelligence purposes—to allies such as Italy and France, this is the first time that armed drones would be sold to a country other than the UK. Read More »

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More than Symbolism: Why a Name Change of a Judiciary Subcommittee Matters

Friday February 20, 2015

More than Symbolism: Why a Name Change of a Judiciary Subcommittee Matters

"The new Senate Republican Majority’s decision to expunge civil rights and human rights from this subcommittee’s name is a discouraging sign given the growing diversity of our nation and the complex civil and human rights challenges we face,” reads a statement released by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. The sharp words were a response to Senator John Cornyn’s (R-TX) decision to rename a Senate Judiciary subcommittee from the subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights to only the subcommittee on the Constitution. Read More »

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Nakba Museum: Of Memory and Hope

Friday February 20, 2015

Nakba Museum: Of Memory and Hope

In 2011, Bshara Nassar participated in a New Story Leadership program that brought together young Israelis and Palestinians in a powerful learning experience. The program took 18 participants to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum which certainly seemed like an appropriate site for reflection. Read More »

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