Naya Salah will be Singing “America the Beautiful” at Gibran 2014

Posted by on April 07, 2014 in Blog
When the Coca-Cola Company launched an ad campaign in 8 different languages, some saw controversy. When we saw the video of the young lady singing “America the Beautiful” in Arabic, our hearts melted. We are very excited to announce that Naya Salah, will be joining us to perform “America the Beautiful” in Arabic at this year’s Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala.
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Senator George J. Mitchell to Accept the Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service at 2014 Gibran Gala

Posted by on April 07, 2014 in Blog

The 2014 Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service will be presented to Senator George J. Mitchell at this year’s annual Gibran Gala on Friday, April 25.

Whether Senator Mitchell is known for being one of the most respected figures in Congress, or more recently as Middle East peace envoy and author of the “Mitchell Report,” we take much pride in such an extraordinary Arab American public servant. In his long and distinguished career, Senator Mitchell has continually demonstrated his beliefs of inclusion, cooperation and an unwavering commitment to peace.

In his fifteen years in...

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AAI Statement Submitted to the House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Immigration (2/5/2013)

Posted on February 05, 2013 in Press Releases

For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 5, 2013Contact: Omar Tewfik at (202) 652-4988

WASHINGTON, DC - February 5, 2013 - Today, the Arab American Institute submitted the following statement praising the efforts that President Obama and members of Congress have taken to address fundamental immigration reform, including holding today's timely hearing convened by the House Judiciary Committee WASHINGTON, DC - February 5, 2013 - Today, the Arab American Institute submitted the following statement praising the efforts that President Obama and members of Congress have taken to address fundamental immigration reform, including holding today's timely hearing convened by the House Judiciary...

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U.S. Muslim, Christian Leaders Issue Statement on Human Rights in Egypt

Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Blog
Last week, the Arab American Institute (AAI) released a statement co-endorsed by leaders of the American Muslim and Coptic Christian communities. The statement, organized by AAI, is supported by Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), longest serving Arab American member of Congress and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first American Muslim member of Congress.
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Capitol Hill Briefing: Revitalizing the Arab Peace Initiative Ten Years Later

Posted on March 23, 2012 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Omar Tewfik, 202-652-4988

Capitol Hill Briefing: Revitalizing the Arab Peace Initiative Ten Years Later

Washington, DC – March 23, 2012 – The Arab American Institute (AAI), J-Street and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host a panel on Capitol Hill next Tuesday to discuss revitalizing American political efforts in favor of the stalled Arab Peace Initiative as an attainable path to Israeli-Palestine peace. Since its introduction in 2002, the historic initiative, proposed by the Arab League, has been effectively ignored by the Israeli government despite wide-held praise for the plan’s viability from the international...

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U.S. Favorable Ratings Plummet Across the Arab World

Posted on July 13, 2011 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Omar Tewfik, 202-652-4988

U.S. Favorable Ratings Plummet Across the Arab World WASHINGTON - July 13, 2011 - The Arab American Institute (AAI) released the findings of a poll today conducted in six Arab nations. Commissioned promptly after President Obama's state department address on the popular uprisings in the Arab world, over 4000 people were surveyed. Four key findings of the poll are: U.S. and Obama favorable ratings are at a record low Top Arab concerns are U.S. interference in the region and the unresolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict Killing bin Laden has not...

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New AAI/ Zogby Poll Shows Discrimination on the Rise: Arab Americans Organize Response

Posted by on October 01, 2010 in Blog
On Monday, October 4, we will hold a press conference to release a new poll on how Arab Americans are likely to vote in the upcoming November elections, and how they view other key issues that impact the Arab American community. As part of a community leadership summit convened with five other national organizations, AAI will also release a consensus statement setting foreign and domestic policy priorities to mobilize Arab American voters for the midterm elections.
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Ambassador Susan Rice to Address Arab Americans at Kahlil Gibran Awards

Posted on April 19, 2010 in Press Releases

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and others to be honored

Ambassador Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will join members of Congress, foreign dignitaries and other distinguished guests in honoring awardees at this year’s Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, April 21, 2010.

Marking the Arab American Institute’s (AAI) 25th Anniversary, this year’s awards gala honors four individuals and one corporation for their work promoting inclusion, cultural understanding and cooperation across ethnic, racial and religious lines:

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley will receive the award for Individual Achievement...

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AAI and Other Civil Society Leaders Call on President Obama to Join Mine Ban Treaty

Posted on March 22, 2010 in Press Releases

Zogby: The Middle East has long known all too well the tragic toll antipersonnel mines take on civilian populations. Our strategic interests in the region would be well served by addressing this human tragedy by signing on to the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Monday, March 22, 2010 Information: Rebecca Brown 202-429-9210 or rbrown@aaiusa.org

WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders from 65 nongovernmental organizations delivered a letter to President Obama today urging the U.S. to relinquish antipersonnel landmines and join the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty without delay.

In the

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Poll Findings Show Widening Partisan Gap on Views of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Posted on March 22, 2010 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rebecca Brown 202-429-9210 ext. 23

Zogby: Israel retains greater public support than the Palestinians but Americans display a deepening partisan divide on all questions related to the Middle East with Democrats holding strong negative views toward Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and his current policies.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Members of Congress join the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference tonight it is interesting to note the latest polling data on American views of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its impact on U.S. national security.

The results of...

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