Below is the archive of press releases issued by AAI and stories in which AAI appears. If you are a member of the media and interested in talking with us, please contact Rawan Elbaba/Jen Salan (202-429-9210).

Hill Briefing to Discuss Rise of Hate Groups, Hate Crimes & Formulating a Response

Posted on June 23, 2017

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE 

Media Advisory:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Salan jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210

Hill Briefing to Discuss Rise of Hate Groups, Hate Crimes & Formulating a Response

[Washington, DC] The Arab American Institute will hold a briefing for congressional staff on the increase in hate groups and hate crimes on Tuesday, June 27 at 10AM.

The Southern Poverty Law Center found 867 incidents of hate in the first 10 days following the November election, including more than 300 where the target was Muslim or immigrant. The SPLC also found an increase in the number of hate...

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AAI Statement on Detentions of Iraqi Americans

Posted on June 12, 2017

The Arab American Institute is deeply disturbed by news of the detentions and planned deportation of Arab Americans from our Chaldean and broader Iraqi community. The clear majority of these individuals are family men and successful members of their community who have taken responsibility for past offenses. Some attorneys are suggesting that to detain and deport them after they have already paid their debt to society subjects them to double jeopardy. Additionally, since their deportation means they will be returned to an active conflict zone, it’s a sentence that could cost them their lives. 

Not unlike other immigrant...

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AAI Rejects OMB Nominee who Denigrated American Muslims & Islam

Posted on June 07, 2017

Today the Arab American Institute joined with Bend the Arc Jewish Action and Muslim Advocates to oppose the nomination of Russell Vought as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget. The letter below was sent to members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

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Arab American Institute Statement Marking 50 years of Israeli Occupation of Palestine

Posted on June 06, 2017

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE  For Immediate Release Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210

June 5, 2017

This week marks 50 years of military occupation, the longest in modern history, for the people of Palestine. Although there are more than 12 million Palestinians around the world today, 66% of them are considered forcibly displaced persons and only about half live in what was historical Palestine. It’s a reminder that even during the refugee crisis we are witnessing today, Palestinians continue to be the largest displaced population in the world.

Despite being forced...

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James Zogby and Faith Leaders Discuss USCIRF Refusal to Address Israel’s Violations of Religious Freedom

Posted on April 26, 2017

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE  For Immediate Release Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 James Zogby and Faith Leaders Discuss USCIRF Refusal to Address Israel’s Violations of Religious Freedom Washington, DC – On Wednesday, April 26, James Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute who serves as a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), was joined by Father Drew Christiansen of Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs; Rev. Aundreia Alexander, Associate General Secretary of the National Council of Churches (NCC) and Wes Granberg-Michaelson, General Secretary...

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Arab Americans Honor Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukayu, Arc of the US, Biden Intiative's Greg Simon, journalist Steve Coll & artist Kamal Boullata

Posted on April 24, 2017

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOUNDATION For immediate release Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 Arab Americans Celebrate Legacy of Kahlil Gibran with Spirit of Humanity Awards 19th Annual Event Honors: Hamdi Ulukaya, The Arc of the U.S., Greg Simon, Steve Coll & Kamal Boullata April 27, 2017 (Washington) – Tonight, the Arab American community will honor the legacy of author and poet Kahlil Gibran during the 19th annual Spirit of Humanity Awards. Through the event, Arab Americans recognize individuals, corporations, organizations and communities whose work, commitment and support make a difference in promoting coexistence...

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Arab Americans Honor Journalist Steve Coll with Anthony Shadid Award for Excellence in Journalism

Posted on April 21, 2017

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOUNDATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       April 21, 2017                                                                              Contact: Jennifer Salan, 202-429-9210 / jsalan@aaiusa.org  Arab Americans Honor Journalist Steve Coll with Anthony Shadid Award for Excellence in Journalism Presentation to be...

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Arab Americans Honor The Arc of the U.S. for Work on Behalf of Intellectually & Developmentally Disabled Community

Posted on April 20, 2017

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOUNDATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       April 20, 2017                                                                              Contact: Jennifer Salan, 202-429-9210 / jsalan@aaiusa.org  Arab Americans Honor The Arc of the U.S. for Work on Behalf of Intellectually & Developmentally Disabled Community...

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US Commission Rejects Faith Leaders' Appeals to Examine Israel's Violations of Religious Freedom

Posted on April 19, 2017

For Immediate Release April 24, 2017 Contact: Jennifer Salan 202-429-9210 jsalan@aaiusa.org Media Advisory   US Commission Rejects Faith Leaders' Appeals to Examine Israel's Violations of Religious Freedom Washington, DC – On Wednesday, April 26, James Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute who serves as a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), will be joined by Father Drew Christiansen of Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs; Jim Winkler of the National Council of Churches and Wes Granberg-Michaelson, General Secretary Emeritus of the Reformed Church in America to discuss...

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Arab American Greg Simon to Receive Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service

Posted on April 19, 2017

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOUNDATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       April 19, 2017                                                                              Contact: Jennifer Salan, 202-429-9210 / jsalan@aaiusa.org  Arab American Greg Simon to Receive Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service Presentation to be Made at...

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