Dr. Hanan Ashrawi Critiques Obama-Netanyahu Meeting

Posted by on July 09, 2010 in Blog
Appearing on Viewpoint with James Zogby yesterday, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi offered the perspective of Palestinians on the Israeli blockade of Gaza stating unequivocally, “It’s a cruel, illegal, immoral war crime."
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Viewpoint with James Zogby: David Sedney, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Lara Friedman, Paula Yacoubian

Posted on July 09, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: July 8, 2010 On Thursday's edition of Viewpoint with James Zogby:David Sedney, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan; Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the PLO Executive Committee and the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC); Lara Friedman, Government Relations Director for Americans for Peace Now; Paula Yacoubian, Journalist and Host on Future News (Lebanon).
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President Obama and PM Netanyahu Meet, No New News Made

Posted by on July 07, 2010 in Blog
President Obama met with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu earlier today to discuss a wide-range of issues. Their meeting marked the first time the two have met since the tragic events in May aboard the Gaza-bound aid convoy.
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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Ronald E. Neumann, Taghreed El-Kodary, Charles Kupchan

Posted on July 02, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: July 1, 2010 On Thursday’s edition of Viewpoint with James Zogby: Ronald E. Neumann, Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (2005-2007) and president of The American Academy of Diplomacy; Taghreed El-Kodary, Visiting Scholar, Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment For International Peace; Charles Kupchan, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the new book “How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace”.
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The Two Sides of a Barbed-Wire Fence

Posted by on July 01, 2010 in Blog
The Israeli occupation of the West Bank is widely acknowledged to be unsustainable and costly to the country’s image. But one more blunt truth must be acknowledged: the occupation is morally repugnant.
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Viewpoint with James Zogby: M.J. Rosenberg, Geneive Abdo, Ronit Avni and Julia Bacha, Ayed Morrar

Posted on June 25, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: June 24, 2010 On Thursday’s edition of Viewpoint with James Zogby: M.J. Rosenberg, Senior Foreign Policy Fellow at Media Matters Action Network; Genieve Abdo, Fellow and Iran analyst at The Century Foundation; Ronit Avni and Julia Bacha, Executive Producer and Director of the Film Documentary Budrus; Ayed Morrar, Protagonist of the documentary Budrus and co-founder of The Popular Committee Against The Wall.
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Of Blockades and Principles

Posted by on June 24, 2010 in Blog
After worldwide pressure, Israel announced on Sunday that it was making changes to its nearly 4-year old blockade on Gaza. In theory, the new Israeli protocol will allow items into Gaza unless they appear on a list of banned items.
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Changing Direction on Gaza: Challenges Confronting Obama

Posted on June 14, 2010 in Washington Watch
In trying to change direction and find “a better approach” to dealing with the long running crisis facing Gaza, the Obama Administration is confronting several deeply entrenched obstacles.
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Growing Calls to Lift the Gaza Blockade

Posted by on June 14, 2010 in Blog
The European Union (EU) called on Israel today to immediately lift the siege on Gaza, deeming the policy “unacceptable.”
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An AAI Report on the “Special Order in Support of Israel”

Posted by on June 14, 2010 in Blog
On June 9, 2010, President Obama met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss improving the situation in the Palestinian territories, as well as moving the peace process forward. The President put forth a number of proposals designed to ease the crisis in Gaza, including $400 million in aid to Gaza and the West Bank, and reiterated his administration’s support for a credible and independent investigation into the lethal flotilla raid.
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