Washington Watch: Trump/Netanyahu Meet: an Exercise in Fawning, Fantasy, and Anti-Palestinian Incitement

Posted on February 18, 2017 in Washington Watch

by James J. Zogby Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with US President Donald Trump was overshadowed by dramatic and unsettling events that preceded and followed their perfectly bizarre press conference.   The week began with the forced resignation of White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and revelations of extensive communications between Trump campaign aides and Russian intelligence—revealing a White House in disarray, operating under a dark cloud of suspicion. The day after the Trump/Netanyahu joint press event was dominated by reactions to Trump's solo press conference—an unprecedented incoherent and, at times, paranoid affair that left...

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Arab Americans lead intersectional protest against bigoted polices of Trump & Netanyahu

Posted by Guest on February 17, 2017 in Blog

By Raneem Alkhatib Arab Americans, joined by justice and faith groups, gave Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a raucous welcome, hours after his press conference at the White House, on February 15. Around 200 people braved the cold to stand against the bigoted policies of PM Netanyahu and U.S. President Donald Trump. AAI, along with the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights; Palestine Legal; American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee; The Jerusalem Fund; ArabAmerica.com; the Network of Arab American Professionals, DC Chapter; American Federation of Ramallah Palestine; and the National...

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Tell Your Senators to VOTE NO on David Friedman

Posted by Arab American Institute on February 15, 2017 in Blog

On Thursday morning - at 10:00am eastern - the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has an important opportunity to put a stop to President Trump's radical re-definition of U.S. policy towards Israel and Palestine by voting NO on David Friedman.

President Trump has nominated David Friedman, previously Trump's personal bankruptcy lawyer, to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Israel. If you believe in justice for Palestine - call your Senators TODAY to urge them to VOTE NO. Friedman's far right-wing views on Palestinians, on what would be an acceptable resolution to the conflict, his financial support for illegal Israeli settlement activity,...

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Arab Americans, Rights Groups Protest Bigoted Agendas of Trump & Netanyahu

Posted on February 14, 2017 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Feb 14, 2017        Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 Media Advisory   Arab Americans, Rights Groups Protest Bigoted Agendas of Trump & Netanyahu Community Stands for Equality, Justice, Immigrants, Refugees & Peace Washington, DC – On Wednesday, February 15, Arab Americans will be joined by a broad coalition of rights advocates to protest the xenophobic and bigoted agendas of President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The protest comes as the Israeli PM makes his first official visit to the White...

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Arab American Protest Against Bibi & Trump's Bigoted, Anti-Peace Agendas

Posted by Arab American Institute on February 08, 2017 in Blog
Arab American Protest Against Bibi & Trump's Bigoted, Anti-Peace Agendas
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The 115th Congress Wastes No Time Weighing in for Israel

Posted by Guest on February 06, 2017 in Blog

By Basseem Maleki The 115th United States Congress has only been in session for 35 days, yet it has already taken steps that could adversely affect U.S. policy towards Israelis and Palestinians.  On February 1, U.S. Representatives Ted Budd (R-NC) and Mark Sanford (R-SC) introduced H.R.789, “No Bonuses for Terrorists Act.” They argue the legislation would “cut off American aid to the Palestinian government until the Secretary of State has certified that the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) and the Palestinian Liberation Organization have stopped paying benefits to the families of terrorists…” This overlooks the...

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AAI's Questions for David Friedman at his Senate Confirmation Hearing

Posted by Arab American Institute on January 17, 2017 in Blog

David Friedman will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday, February 16 at 10:05am ET.  Watch here.

David Friedman is an American Jewish bankruptcy lawyer from New York. Donald Trump was a client of Friedman’s during one of the President’s past bankruptcy proceedings, and Friedman became an advisor to Trump’s campaign and transition regarding Israeli policy. Prior to his experience on the Trump campaign, Friedman has been a financial backer of the Israeli settlement movement. Friedman served as the President of American Friends of...

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AAI's Questions for Gov. Nikki Haley at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Posted by Arab American Institute on January 17, 2017 in Blog

  Nikki Haley will will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, January 18th at 10:00am. Watch online here

Nikki Haley has served as the Governor of South Carolina since 2011. Haley is the first female Governor of South Carolina and is the youngest current governor in the United States. She is the second Indian-American, after Bobby Jindal, to serve as a U.S. governor. Before she was elected Governor, Nikki Haley served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2005-2011. Haley was a successful businesswoman,...

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ACT NOW! Urge Your Senator to Stand Against Illegal Israeli Settlements & Any Effort to Defund the UN (Pt. 2)

Posted by Arab American Institute on January 11, 2017 in Blog

There are now at least two bills in the U.S. Senate that threaten to defund the United Nations because of the passage of UNSC 2334: The "Safeguard Israel Act," a bill written by Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Ted Cruz, will immediately defund the United Nations and any UN agency if UNSC 2334 is not repealed. S. Res 6, which condemns the recent UN Security Council resolution stating the illegality of Israeli settlements. This bill was introduced by Florida Senator Marco Rubio, and goes on to warn United Nations agencies that if they were...

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