AAI Responds to President Trump's Decision on Jerusalem

Posted by Arab American Institute on December 06, 2017 in Blog

Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org  For Immediate Release: December 6, 2017 Official Statement from AAI President James Zogby (Washington) The following is a statement from Arab American Institute President James Zogby on President Trump’s announcement regarding Jerusalem: Listening to President Trump's announcement regarding Jerusalem was profoundly disturbing. It's a devastating blow: to Muslims and Christians living under harsh Israeli rule in occupied Jerusalem; to Arab and Muslim sensitivities; and to U.S. relations with our Arab allies. It also damages U.S. leadership worldwide,...

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Arab American Leaders Respond to Closure to Palestinian Mission

Posted by Guest on November 22, 2017 in Blog

by Sarah Seniuk AAI President James Zogby, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee President Samer Khalaf and American Federation of Ramallah Palestine President Hanna Hanania participated in a press call to discuss the threat facing the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) General Delegation office in Washington, DC. Over the weekend, the US State Department declared that it would not renew the license for the PLO’s diplomatic office following Palestine’s decision to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) and pursue charges against Israeli war crimes. Dr. Zogby noted the hypocrisy of the move, recalling the disproportionate measures instituted against Palestine...

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Arab American Groups Respond to Administration's Threatened Closure to Palestinian Mission

Posted by Omar Baddar on November 21, 2017 in Blog

In an effort to achieve “the ultimate deal” to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Trump administration is applying unprecedented pressure to that end. But instead of applying the pressure where it’s needed, on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who has consistently ensured the failure of peace efforts through a unilateral policy of illegal settlement expansion, the Trump administration is applying pressure on the victims instead. That pressure has gone as far as to threaten the closure of the Palestinian delegation’s office in Washington, DC, which serves as the...

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Tell Congress to Lift Restrictions on the Palestinian DC Office

Posted by Arab American Institute on November 21, 2017 in Blog

The Trump Administration is threatening to shut down the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) General Delegation office in Washington, DC, in the false premise that the Palestinians are making unilateral moves that undermine the possibility of peace. In reality, it’s Israel, through continued occupation and expansion of settlements, that is undermining the possibility of peace. Tell Congress that the attack on the Palestinian diplomatic mission in the US is misguided.

Tell Congress to Lift Restrictions on the Palestinian DC Office By Signing This Action Alert Here

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Tell Congress to Lift Restrictions on the Palestinian DC Office

Posted on November 21, 2017 in Action Alerts

The Trump Administration is threatening to shut down the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) General Delegation office in Washington, DC, in the false premise that the Palestinians are making unilateral moves that undermine the possibility of peace. In reality, it’s Israel, through continued occupation and expansion of settlements, that is undermining the possibility of peace. Tell Congress that the attack on the Palestinian diplomatic mission in the US is misguided.

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Urge Your Members of Congress to Promote Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children

Posted on November 19, 2017 in Action Alerts

This week, Congresswoman Betty McCollum introduced HR 4391, the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act. This bill aims to prevent US aid to Israel from supporting the detention and ill-treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military prison. Please take a few moments to urge your Representative to support this important human rights bill.

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Urge Your Members of Congress to Promote Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children

Posted by Arab American Institute on November 16, 2017 in Blog

This week, Congresswoman Betty McCollum introduced HR 4391, the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act. This bill aims to prevent US aid to Israel from supporting the detention and ill-treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military prison. Please take a few moments to urge your Representative to support this important human rights bill. Tell Your Members of Congress to Support H.R. 4391 & Promote Human Rights

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Tell your Members of Congress to Attend ‘Open Bethlehem’ Screening

Posted on November 16, 2017 in Action Alerts

On December 12th, AAI will host a screening of ‘Open Bethlehem,’ a film that aims to bring the story of Bethlehem to millions around the world, including the reality of living under Israeli military occupation. Urge your senators and your representative to attend the screening on Capitol Hill, and the following discussion featuring a resident of the city.

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Reality Check: The Truth Behind the anti-Semitism Awareness Act

Posted by Heba Mohammad on November 15, 2017 in Blog

Those who listened to last week’s House Judiciary hearing on “Examining Anti-Semitism on College Campuses” may have been left with the impression that protecting communities from bias or hate, while also respecting the right to free speech, is complicated. Reacting to this discord, Representative John Conyers Jr. (D-MI) used his opening statement to set a tone of conciliation by saying, “Equality and free speech are not, and must not, be pitted against each other as if they were opposing values.” This false conflict weighed heavily over the hearing because of the way the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act (AAA)...

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