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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Dialogue Explores Whether Peace in Jerusalem is Possible

Posted by Guest on November 14, 2017 in Blog

by Sarah Seniuk Conflict in Jerusalem was highlighted in a dialogue hosted by the Foundation for Middle East Peace featuring Jerusalem expert Daniel Seidemann, Ori Nir from Americans for Peace Now, and Dr. James Zogby of the Arab American Institute. Each panelist emphasized the necessity to re-center divisions in Jerusalem and the experiences of Palestinians in the city when unpacking how to move forward on broader Israeli-Palestinian peace.   Echoed across the panel was the unbudging attitude and policies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with Seidemann declaring that Netanyahu was not and would not be interested in...

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

Posted by Arab American Institute on November 08, 2017 in Blog

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. TAKE ACTION AND SEND A LETTER TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE HERE

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

Posted on November 08, 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 Bethlehem's Christian Community and the challenges they face to stay in their hometown. Urge your senators and your representative to attend the screening on Capitol Hill, and the following discussion featuring a resident of the city. Leila Sansour, a filmmaker who comes from one of the oldest Christian families in Bethlehem will be sharing her film as well as her experiences documenting the events of the last decade in Bethlehem...

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Washington Watch: Balfour: the Shame and Dangers of Ignoring Arab Opinion and Rights

Posted on November 04, 2017 in Washington Watch

by James J. Zogby In 1919, following the first World War, the victorious Allied Powers met in Paris to remake the world. The prime ministers of Italy, France, and Great Britain as well as U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, collectively known as “The Big Four,” were the decisive diplomatic players at the meeting. Under their leadership, the lands of the defeated Central Powers were picked apart. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was dissolved into smaller central European nations. Germany lost territory and was served with an extremely punitive and expensive peace treaty. In several cases, the triumphant Big Four parceled out bits...

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