Can the U.S. Have a Realistic Influence in Gaza?

Posted by Bloomberg on July 30, 2014

July 23 (Bloomberg) -- Carnegie Endowment Senior Associate Michele Dunne and Arab American Institute Founder James Zogby examine the influence of Secretary of State John Kerry seeking a truce deal between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. They speak with Trish Regan on “Street Smart.” 

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Americans Dislike Muslims, Arabs

Posted by OnIslam on July 30, 2014

CAIRO – Though Americans were outraged by report that they are being spied on by the National Security Agency, a large number of them has voiced support for law enforcement profiling of Muslims, giving the religious minority the lowest favorable ratings among the groups covered, a new survey said.

“A significant number of Americans (42%) support the use of profiling by law enforcement against Arab Americans and American Muslims,” the survey, conducted by Zogby Analytics, was released on Tuesday, July 29, Huffington Post reported.

The survey also shows American attitudes toward Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans have turned for the worse since...

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Poll shows Americans’ opinion of Arabs getting worse

Posted by i24news.com on July 30, 2014

Zogby poll shows only 27% of Americans have a favorable view of Arabs and Muslims, worse than in 2010

Americans' view of Muslims has gotten worse since 2010 a new Zogby poll commissioned by the Arab American Institute reveals.

In 2010, 35% of Americans had a favorable view of Muslims. In the new poll, only 27% of Americans have a favorable view of Muslims. This negative view is most prevalent among Republicans and senior citizens.

A large number of Americans – 42% - support law enforcement using profiling against Arab and Muslim Americans. Despite this, Americans who say they personally...

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Gaza: Falling Rockets and Failing Media

Posted by Arab News on July 30, 2014

Lies are easily exposed when the truth comes out.Indeed, social media outlets and several journalists with refreshing conscience have finally spoken out against the farcically biased and unprofessional stance taken by the Western media in favor of Israel during its ongoing onslaught on Gaza.MSNBC’s Rula Jebreal is one such example. Jebreal recently denounced the media for being complicit with the infamous American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) through their continuous funding. “It is because of this money that we journalists have become disgustingly biased in favor of Israel,” Jebreal said. “Just look at the airtime given to Israeli commentators compared with...

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Zogby: Donohue Wrong to Doubt Obama Supports Christians Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com

Posted by on July 30, 2014

Arab American Institute President James Zogby says Catholic League President Bill Donohue is wrong to question whether Christian lives mean anything to President Barack Obama in light of the persecution Christians are facing in the Middle East. "President Obama has spoken up," Zogby told J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV on Wednesday.

Christians in Iraq have been facing increasing persecution by the jihadist group ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). Those living in the nearly 2,000-year-old Christian commmunity of Mosul were told by ISIS to convert to Islam...

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The mood in the US is changing

Posted by Gulf News on July 30, 2014

It is a routine performance by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whenever he comes to Washington and appears on American television or is interviewed from occupied Jerusalem — as it happened last Sunday. He lashes out at Palestinians and their fighter organisations, particularly Hamas, the Islamist group that he has labelled as a “terrorist” outfit. It is also rather disappointing that his hosts hardly challenge his claims or cast any doubt over his deplorable intentions, if not dismiss his exaggerated claims outright. What has been especially noticeable is the failure of the Americans to remind their Israeli guest of Tel...

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Poll Shows Americans’ Views of Arabs, Muslims Have Gotten Worse

Posted by NBC News on July 29, 2014

How Americans view Arabs and Muslims has gotten worse in recent years, with negative feelings strongest among Republicans and senior citizens, according to a poll released on Tuesday. Only 27 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Muslims, down from 35 percent in 2010, according to the Zogby poll, commissioned by the non-profit Arab American Institute. Favourable attitudes towards Arabs dropped to 32 percent from 43 percent in 2010. The poll also found that 42 percent of respondents believe an American Muslim's religion would influence his or...

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American opinion of Arabs, Muslims is getting worse: poll

Posted by Chicago Tribune on July 29, 2014

How Americans view Arabs and Muslims has gotten worse in recent years, with negative feelings strongest among Republicans and senior citizens, according to a poll released on Tuesday. Only 27 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Muslims, down from 35 percent in 2010, according to the Zogby poll, commissioned by the non-profit Arab American Institute. Favorable attitudes toward Arabs dropped to 32 percent from 43 percent in 2010. The poll also found that 42 percent of respondents believe an American Muslim's religion would influence his or her decision making in an important government job. The same percentage believe...

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Americans’ Attitudes Toward Muslims And Arabs Are Getting Worse, Poll Finds

Posted by Huffington Post on July 29, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Americans were outraged to learn they were being spied on by the National Security Agency, but many support law enforcement profiling of Muslims, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Arab American Institute.

The survey, conducted by Zogby Analytics for the advocacy group, found that 42 percent of Americans believe law enforcement is justified in using profiling tactics against Muslim-Americans and Arab-Americans. The survey also shows American attitudes toward Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans have turned for the worse since the Arab American Institute first began polling on the subject in 2010. The new poll found favorability...

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Israel advocates are in battle with US media

Posted by Mondoweiss on July 29, 2014

Pro-Israel advocates are now at war with the US media, which is showing a decidedly skeptical tone when it comes to Israeli claims in Gaza.

Josh Block of the Israel Project is pushing to have NBC remove Ayman Mohyeldin from Gaza– again.

When will @NBCNews pulling the guy transcribing Hamas press releases calling it reporting from #Gaza? When will they retract his false reports?

Block would seem to be referring to tweets by Mohyeldin yesterday, including one quoting Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri saying the killings of civilians by Israel is a result of the “silence of the international community.”

Mohyeldin continues...

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