WASHINGTON — The Obama administration expects a commitment to the two-state solution from the next Israeli government and from the Palestinian Authority, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said.“President Obama has made clear that we need to take a hard look at our approach to the conflict, and that resolving it is in the national security interest of the United States,” Rice said Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Arab American Institute.“We look to the next Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority to demonstrate — through policies and actions — a genuine commitment to a two-state solution,” she said.Obama administration...Read more Original Article
By Rachel Newcomb April 30 at 3:09 PM
Rachel Newcomb is associate professor of anthropology at Rollins College, where she also directs the Program in Middle Eastern and North African Studies. IF THE OCEANS WERE INK An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran
By Carla Power
Henry Holt. 336 pp. Paperback, $19 Since Sept. 11, 2001, popular media has tended to represent Islam as monolithic and menacing, a faith whose adherents spend their time plotting to murder infidels, oppress women and instill sharia law in Western democracies. While the actions of...Read more Original Article
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April 30, 2015 (WASHINGTON, DC) — Actress and film director Salma Hayek received the “Spirit of Humanity” Kahlil Gibran Award from the Arab American Institute on Thursday during an annual gala in Washington DC honoring successful Arab-Americans.
Hayek returned from a three-day trip to Lebanon on Tuesday, where she launched her new animated film “The Prophet”, which is based on Gibran’s book.
The animated film, which draws on the 1923 book by Lebanese-born writer Kahlil Gibran, tells the story of Almitra, a headstrong girl who forms a friendship with imprisoned poet Mustafa.
The Washington DC ceremony was held at the...Read more Original Article
By Mohamed Elshinnawi
U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice strongly reaffirmed the Obama administration's commitment to the two-state solution that leads to a sovereign Palestinian state.
“The U.S. remains firmly committed to an independent, viable and contiguous Palestinian state, living alongside a democratic Jewish state of Israel in peace and security.” Rice said.
Her remarks came in a keynote address to hundreds of Arab Americans from around the country Wednesday at the Arab American Institute Foundation's Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala.
Rice said while reassessing the U.S. approach to the Palestinian Israeli conflict, President Obama made...Read more Original Article
Posted on April 29, 2015 in Press Releases
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Susan Rice to Deliver Keynote Address at
Arab American Institute Foundation Gala Wednesday
Salma Hayek, Lawrence Wright, Michael Baroody,
and John Sexton to receive Kahlil Gibran Awards
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice will deliver the keynote address Wednesday evening, April 29, at the 17th annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala hosted by the Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF). The event at 6:30 pm at the Omni Shoreham Hotel will honor four exceptional individuals for their...Read more