Dr. Jim Zogby on "Progressives for Palestine" Panel Shares Key History on the Issue

Posted by Arab American Institute on July 26, 2016 in Blog
Before the 2016 Democratic National Convention officially kicked off, AAI President Jim Zogby shared a powerful and personal story of how the Democratic Party has shifted its approach to the issue of Palestine over the past three decades. From the days of Jim's work on the 1988 Jesse Jackson campaign - when Palestinian self determination was first introduced to the Platform, and when Dr. Zogby was told he would destroy the Democratic Party by introducing the language - to 2016, when the Party adopted language calling for two states for two people and acknowledging the rights of Palestinians, the Party has moved forward. Jim, however, stressed that there is a long way to go and the 2016 language was far from perfect, especially on Jerusalem and BDS. He further lamented the fact that there is a new, illogical resistance to calling what is happening an occupation. He said, "We [the Sanders appointees] wanted to strike the BDS line out, we wanted to strike a line on Jerusalem out. I thought that would be the fight. I had no idea the fight would be over occupation and settlements."
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Palestine Lives at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Posted on July 26, 2016 in Arab Americans at the 2016 Conventions!

Here's a running list of tweets, pictures, and news coverage of Palestine supporters at the 2016 Democratic National Convention! Let us know if we missed something! #PalestineLives flag up again #DemsInPhilly pic.twitter.com/MEYvqqpIQM — Arab American Inst. (@AAIUSA) July 25, 2016

  The dope @hasanminhaj is #progressiveforpalestine @TheDailyShow #DemsInPhilly #DNCinPHL pic.twitter.com/ACm5OTrolQ — Tamar G. (@tamarghabin) July 25, 2016 Charles Lenchner a NY delegate, dual Israel citizen supports Palestine at #DNCinPHL was first jailed IDF...


Help Protect the Youngest Victims of the Israeli Occupation

Posted on May 26, 2016 in Action Alerts
Please write to your member and urge them to support the request for President Obama to create a “Special Envoy for Palestinian Children.”
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Countdown Vol. 14 No. 15: Look Who's Talking Now

Posted on May 26, 2016 in Countdown
This week on Countdown: All the talk surrounding AAI President Jim Zogby's appointment to the DNC platform committee; Questions regarding Trump's Muslim supporters; why TSA isn't the only problem for travelers this summer; and, another acquittal in Baltimore.
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Trouble Comes, As Trouble Goes Vol. 14 No. 10

Posted on March 16, 2016 in Countdown
AAI's weekly take on news from Washington, around the country, and abroad.
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Israel Seized Palestinian Land While VP Biden Was There

Posted by Kristin McCarthy on March 16, 2016 in Blog

Reports are coming out after Vice President Joe Biden's short visit to Israel last week that the Israeli military seized 580 acres of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank land while the Vice President was in-country. This is not the first time that Israel has made controversial announcements at the expense of Vice President Biden, during the VP's first official visit to Israel in 2010, Netanyahu unveiled plans for 1,600 new settlement units in the occupied territory. The illegal land seizure was brought up at the daily State Department briefing on March 15th, 2016, with disappointing comments made...

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Countdown Vol. 14 No. 9: Breakdowns & Brussels

Posted on March 14, 2016 in Countdown
AAI's weekly take on news from Washington, around the country, and abroad.
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Countdown Vol. 14 No. 7: Consider this a Storm Warning

Posted on March 04, 2016 in Countdown
This week on Countdown: Trump's Super Tuesday wins and Sander's loses; more news on Israeli settlements; the anti-Trump CIA director; the US's capture of an ISIL figure.
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Unite Lebanon Youth Project to Receive Award for Institutional Excellence at the 2016 Gibran Awards Gala

Posted by Arab American Institute on February 24, 2016 in Blog
Unite Lebanon Youth Project to Receive Award for Institutional Excellence at the 2016 Gibran Awards Gala
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Countdown Vol. 13 No. 41: Ring the Alarm

Posted on December 17, 2015 in Countdown
This week in Countdown: voice of reason Lindsey Graham, White House tackles hate, State Dept.'s twitter terror tiff and more
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