On April 1st the Arab American Institute along with other Arab American groups across the country are participating in the first 2020 Census Day of Action, to ensure that the community is fairly and accurately counted! The national campaign called #YallaCountMeIn has a goal of ensuring that Arab Americans engaging...
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Washington Watch: Protecting Americans’ Right to Hear from the Leader of BDS, the Palestinian Non-Violent Campaign for Human Rights
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
I awakened early Wednesday to listen to a voicemail message from Omar Barghouti, a leading member of the Palestinian movement to Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) Israel. In the message, Omar told me that he was at Ben Gurion Airport and despite holding a valid US visa and a boarding pass for his flight to Washington, D.C., the airline would not let him board the plane. He was informed that American immigration officials had notified the airline that he was being barred from entry into the US.
We had invited Mr. Barghouti to Washington to speak at a number of educational programs and to have him meet with Members of Congress or their staffs. Apparently, it was exactly this sort of dialogue and education that the Trump Administration did not want to occur. Continue Reading....
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