Bethlehem is in grave danger; Attend screening of 'Open Bethlehem' on 12/12

Posted by Rawan Elbaba on December 08, 2017 in Blog

As the world gets ready to celebrate Christmas and sing about Bethlehem, not many actually know about the town where Jesus was born, or the people who live in it today. The town is situated south of Jerusalem in the West Bank, an area that has been occupied by Israel since 1967.

Bethlehem is in grave danger today, as encroachment of illegal settlements and walls, coupled with restrictive military closures, are threatening the ancient city’s vibrancy and diversity. 

On paper, US policy has long opposed the occupation of the West...

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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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Washington Watch: Palestinians: Victims of an Unjust US Law

Posted on November 25, 2017 in Washington Watch

by James J. Zogby

Imagine that you are a victim of a violent crime or theft but are forbidden from reporting it because Congress has passed a law that not only prohibits you from reporting the crime, but threatens punishment if you dare to do it. This is the situation in which the Palestinians find themselves today.

The Palestinians have been told that the US government is on the verge of decertifying their right to maintain an office in Washington because they had the audacity to complain to the International Criminal Court (ICC) about Israel's land theft and settlement activity...

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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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