AAI to Co-sponsor the ALLMEP Summit on March 4th

Posted by AAI on March 03, 2009

A New Strategy for Middle East Peace

REELING FROM A FRESH WAVE OF VIOLENCE, Israelis and Palestinians look to the U.S. and the world for a broad, new strategic approach to an old conflict. Join us on March 4, 2009 in Washington, DC to be a part of the solution, as we develop a broad new strategy to build peace not only from the top-down but also from the bottom-up – engaging ordinary citizens in the struggle for peace.

The Summit will focus on dramatically expanding current cooperation between tens of thousands of Israelis and Palestinians, who work...

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AAI Cosponsors Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Gaza Presented by Gisha and Physicians for

Posted by AAI on January 12, 2009

On Thursday, January 7th, AAI along with Americans for Peace Now, Churches for Middle East Peace, the Israel Policy Forum, J-Street and Brit Tzedek, sponsored a Hill briefing to address the ongoing crisis in Gaza. The briefing featured Israeli representatives from two human rights organizations: Gisha and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel.

The speakers provided background information on the events that led to the current situation, as well as detailed first-hand accounts of the humanitarian crisis that continues to unfold within Gaza. A representative from Physicians for Human Rights expressed concern over the inability of health professionals to access...

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The word from GAZA: AAI, ANERA speak to Congressional Staff

Posted by AAI on January 06, 2009

The word from GAZA: AAI, ANERA speak to Congressional Staff Posted on Tuesday January 6, 2009

This is a summarized transcript of the conference call organized by AAI for Hill Staffers with ANERA Director Sala Sakka in Gaza and ANERA President Bill Corcoran here in DC. The call took place on January 5, 2009. This is not an exact transcription of the conversation, but is an accurate reporting.

Conference Call: Update from Gaza Monday, January 05, 2009

Moderated by: Dr. James Zogby, President and Founder of the Arab American Institute

Featuring: Mr....

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Words of hope from Gaza: “Be creative to defeat that sense of helplessness”

Posted by AAI on December 31, 2008

Words of hope from Gaza: “Be creative to defeat that sense of helplessness” Posted on Wednesday December 31, 2008

Listen to this conversation between AAI leadership and ANERA in its entirety (the conversation begins at minute 6:30 on the recording) – click here.

AAI leaders spoke to Salah Sakka, the ANERA director in Gaza, and Bill Corcoran, President of ANERA. Mr. Sakka is actually in Gaza and gave us an eye-witness account of conditions there, what’s working, and what we can do to help.

In general, the U.N. humanitarian groups are...

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AAI Co-sponsors Capitol Hill Briefing on the Crisis in Gaza and Future Prospects for Israeli-Palesti

Posted by AAI on February 25, 2008

WASHINGTON – The Arab American Institute co-sponsored a Capitol Hill briefing, entitled “Recalculating Annapolis: Understanding the Crisis in Gaza and Southern Israel and Its Impact on the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process,” on Tuesday, February 12, 2008. The event included a roundtable discussion featuring leading experts on Middle Eastern affairs, including perspectives on Israeli, Palestinian, Egyptian, U.S. and U.N. policy, and drew a large and diverse audience of congressional staff, policy-makers and academics, as well as university students and local community members.

AAI partnered with the American Task Force on Palestine, Americans for Peace Now, Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, Israel Policy...

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