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Washington Watch

Washington Watch: Don't Play Politics With Syrian Christians

Posted on September 24, 2016

by James J. Zogby  Elliott Abrams, a former Reagan and Bush Administration official and a former colleague on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), has written an article "The United States Bars Christian, Not Muslim, Refugees From Syria". It is provocative, as its title suggests, but it is deeply flawed in its argument, its evidence, and its conclusions.   Abrams begins by noting that of the more than ten thousand Syrian refugees admitted this past year, only 56 are Christian. Out of that single thread he weaves a whole cloth using unsubstantiated anecdotes, bad math and...

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Washington Watch: Stymied (and Appalled)

Posted on September 22, 2016

by James J. Zogby I am stymied. I've been writing this column each and every week for almost 24 years now. Since it appears in papers across the Arab World, I've attempted to explain American politics and policy to Arab readers.         

Most weeks, the columns practically write themselves. This week is different with the news dominated by events that almost defy explanation. In the first place, there's Donald Trump leading or tied in a number of national polls. Added to this, Congress overwhelming passed legislation allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi...

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That Fateful Day

Posted on September 10, 2016

by James J. Zogby 

September 11, 2001 was a lovely day in Washington. I was driving to work, stopped at a red light. I looked over at the woman in the next lane because she was frantically motioning to me to roll down my window. As I did, she shouted "Did you hear? A plane flew into the World Trade Center. My father works there." The light changed to green and we drove off. I never saw her again. But I don't think I'll ever forget the fear in her eyes, just as I will always wonder if her...

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Viewpoint with James Zogby

Viewpoint with James Zogby: Nathan Guttman on New Israeli Leadership

Posted on May 31, 2016

Nathan Guttman joins James Zogby to talk about changes in Israeli leadership. 

Nathan Guttman is the Forward’s Washington bureau chief. He joined the staff in 2006 after serving for five years as Washington correspondent for the Israeli dailies Ha’aretz and The Jerusalem Post. In Israel, he was the features editor for Ha’aretz and chief editor of Channel 1 TV evening news. He was born in Canada and grew up in Israel. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Bill Press on Sanders and the Democratic Party

Posted on May 24, 2016

Bill Press joins James Zogby to talk about Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party. 

Bill Press began his career as a political insider and media commentator on KABC-TV and KCOP-TV, both in Los Angeles. Over the years, he has received numerous awards for his work, including four Emmys and a Golden Mike Award. The host of radio’s nationally syndicated Bill Press Show (Monday-Friday from 6-9am ET), Press attends the daily White House press briefing and writes a syndicated newspaper column, distributed weekly by Tribune Media Services.

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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Arjun Sethi on CVE Programming

Posted on May 16, 2016

Arjun Sethi joins James Zogby to talk about CVE programming. 

Arjun Sethi is a writer and attorney based in Washington, D.C., and a frequent commentator on civil rights and civil liberties related issues. He is currently Director of Law and Policy at The Sikh Coalition. Prior to joining The Sikh Coalition, he served as national legislative counsel for human rights and national security related affairs at the American Civil Liberties Union and was an associate at the international law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.

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