Opinion Poll: 2nd Oliver Wyman / Zogby survey: GCC Attitudes on Labor Reform

Posted on May 12, 2010

May 12, 2010, UAE – The second Oliver Wyman / Zogby International survey of 134 C-suite (including CEOs, CFOs and COOs) executives in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates finds the business mood in the region upbeat. GCC executives expressed uniform confidence when asked about immediate and near term prospects: 58% of those surveyed find current conditions improved, and 82% are optimistic about the prospects for the next two years. Although business confidence in the UAE has risen 29 percentage points to 74% since the last report in October 2009, the...

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Hill Briefing: American Perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:

Posted on March 29, 2010

Washington, D.C. - March 26, 2010 - The Arab American Institute (AAI) held a briefing on Capitol Hill entitled, American Perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Discussion on New Zogby International Poll, Shifting Attitudes, and Outlook for 2010.  The discussion was led by two leading experts on the Middle East, U.S. public opinion and American policy-making: AAI President Dr. James Zogby and MJ Rosenberg, Senior Fellow, Media Matters Action Network. 

Dr. James Zogby began the discussion with observations about Zogby International's 2010 poll "American Opinions on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict."  He addressed observations about the poll's main findings beginning with results about...

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American Opinions on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Posted on March 25, 2010

More than four-in-five Americans (81%) agree the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has a negative impact on U.S. interests, including a majority of both Democrats (88%) and Republicans (77%), a new Arab American Institute/Zogby Interactive survey finds. While Americans agree the conflict has a negative impact, they are split about how to deal with the situation. Fifty percent of Americans agree the Obama Administration should steer a middle course in pursuing peace in the Middle East. There is a strong divide on this question with 73% of Democrats agreeing that the President should steer a middle course while only 24% of Republicans hold...

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Opinion Poll: 81% of Americans Agree Israeli-Pales. Conflict Negatively Impacts U.S.

Posted on March 25, 2010

Washington D.C. – More than four-in-five Americans (81%) agree the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has a negative impact on U.S. interests, including a majority of both Democrats (88%) and Republicans (77%), a new Arab American Institute/Zogby Interactive survey finds. While Americans agree the conflict has a negative impact, they are split about how to deal with the situation. Fifty percent of Americans agree the Obama Administration should steer a middle course in pursing peace in the Middle East. There is a strong divide on this question with 73% of Democrats agreeing that the President should steer a middle course while only...

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Hill Briefing: Targeting Needles, or Adding More Hay?: Airport Profiling, ‘Countries of Interest’

Posted on January 11, 2010

Washington, D.C. – January 11, 2010 – The Arab American Institute held a briefing on Capitol Hill entitled, Targeting Needles, or Adding More Hay?: Airport Profiling, 'Countries of Interest', and American Security, where three experts discussed the new Transportation Security Agency (TSA) screening regulations and the impact of these policies on aviation safety, affected travelers, and overall national security. The new TSA regulations require passengers traveling on passports from 14 countries, considered either “state sponsors of terror” or “countries of interest,” to be automatically subjected to enhanced screening procedures including full body searches and luggage inspections, in addition to the...

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Gaza: 1.5 Million People Trapped in Despair International Committee of the Red Cross

Posted on June 29, 2009

In a new report entitled “Gaza: 1.5 Million People Trapped in Despair”, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) outlines the conditions on the ground six months after Israel launched its three week military operation in Gaza. The report calls for immediate humanitarian actions to give the people of Gaza their right to a “normal and dignified life”. According to the ICRC, Gazans were “already facing a major crisis” prior to the military operation. Following the operation the conditions on the ground have only become more devastating. The report outlines major sources of complication including public health issues,...

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The Doha Debates: Should the U.S. Get Tough with Israel

Posted on May 18, 2009

On Monday, May 18, 2009 commentators John Zogby, President and CEO of Zogby International, and James Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute, joined respondent Amjad Atallah and moderator Farah Stockman to discuss the results of a recent poll that reveals a deep partisan divide over the path towards Middle East peace.

The Zogby Interactive survey, "American Perceptions of an Arab-Israeli Peace: A New Zogby Poll on Domestic Attitudes Toward Obama’s Middle East Policy" offers critical insight to the undercurrents running through the political landscape here in the United States.

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REPORT: Guidelines for Israel’s Investigation into ‘Operation Cast Lead’

Posted on February 23, 2009

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About B’tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories was established in 1989 by a group of prominent academics, attorneys, journalists, and Knesset members. It endeavors to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public, and help create a human rights culture in Israel.

B’Tselem in Hebrew literally means “in the image of,” and is also used as a synonym for human dignity.

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Resources Addressing the Situation in Gaza

Posted on January 02, 2009

AAI has been assembling resources and information regarding the ongoing Gaza crisis. Click the link below to find statements by members of Congress, U.S. officials, and our American Jewish and Arab American colleagues on the situation in Gaza. In addition, AAI has provided links to groups that are working on the ground in Gaza to provide aid and relief to the citizens of Gaza. If you have other resources you would like to add, please contact Christina Zola at czola@aaiusa.org.

Statements and press releases from U.S. officials about the current hostilities in Gaza:

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Seeing Eye to Eye: A Survey of Jewish American and Arab American Public Opinion (2007)

Posted on July 09, 2007

In 2002, Americans for Peace Now (APN) and the Arab American Institute (AAI) commissioned Zogby International (ZI) to conduct the first ever side-by-side poll of Jewish and Arab American public opinion to gauge support within both communities for Arab-Israeli peace. With the region's political landscape significantly altered since the first poll was conducted—including the US war in Iraq, Israel's disengagement fromGaza, Hamas' victory in Palestinian legislative elections, and the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war—APN and AAI commissioned ZI in May 2007 to reexamine Jewish and ArabAmerican public opinion.

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