Trump’s National Security Strategy

Posted on December 21, 2017 in Countdown Vol. 17 no. 9: Oh, What a Year!

It’s hard to put Trump and “strategy” in the same sentence, given the President’s tendency to fire reckless, unadvisable tweets at all hours of the day, but he did release his official “National Security Strategy,” so we had to put that sentence together. But when you see the Washington Post reporting that Trump “may not have read” his own national security strategy, you realize we’re back in la la land where we belong. So how is this strategy document different from previous administrations’? For starters, it fails to note the seriousness of climate change as a threat to...


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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AAI Responds to President Trump's Decision on Jerusalem

Posted on December 06, 2017 in Press Releases

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, since we have now broken ranks with the E.U. and the rest of...

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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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What We Don't Know (But Need to Know) About the Arab World Today

Posted by Meredith Pahowka on November 20, 2017 in Blog

American culture oftens dehumanizes and views Arabs in a stereotypical and harmful light. To combat this, it is important that we listen to and work to understand those different from ourselves. On November 14, 2017, Dr. Jim Zogby addressed the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and greater Birmingham community on this topic. His lecture was entitled "What We Don't Know (But Need to Know) About the Arab World Today". The lecture was sponsored by UAB’s Institute for Human Rights and the Birmingham Islamic Society. To an audience of students, faculty, and community members, Dr. Zogby explained the importance...

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Washington Watch: The US-Arab Relationship in the "Age of Trump"

Posted on February 11, 2017 in Washington Watch

by James J. Zogby As U.S. President Donald Trump and Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei trade barbs, a nervous Arab World is caught in the middle.   Earlier this week Iran's Supreme Leader made headlines thanking President Trump for "revealing the true face of America." While much of Ayatollah Khamenei's criticism was directed at the Administration's hardline policy and threat to "put Iran on notice," he zeroed in on the disastrous White House Executive Order and its impact on refugees and immigrants and visitors from seven majority Muslim countries. At one point, in his remarks Khamenei, speaking...

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AAI Fact Sheet: Trump's 'Muslim Ban' Executive Order

Posted by Nadia Aziz on February 01, 2017 in Blog

Get the facts about the Executive Order issued on Jan. 27th by President Trump, titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”  This Order is a “Muslim Ban” in practice. This fact sheet explains the authority President Trump has to issue executive actions, what the Order entails, and how it can be challenged.

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