Posted on September 04, 2012 in Press Releases

For Immediate Release
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September 4, 2012

AAI Co-Hosts DNC Policy Forum on Middle East Peace with J Street

Ahead of the forum, AAI will release the results of its latest poll on U.S. attitudes toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

CHARLOTTE, NC - The Arab American Institute (AAI) will co-host a policy forum today, September 4 at 1:30pm with J Street entitled Israeli-Palestinian Peace: A U.S. Policy Imperative. AAI will also release the data of its latest poll on U.S. attitudes toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict prior to the forum at 1:00pm. The forum will address the latest political developments regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and will explore what role the United States can and should play to overcome the numerous obstacles preventing a viable peace agreement. Panelists will include Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-9), Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-5), Jeremy Ben-Ami - President & Founder, J Street and Jim Zogby - President, The Arab American Institute. 

Among other things, AAI's poll on attitudes toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict highlights the following key points:

  • Republicans and Democrats are split on a number of issues concerning the conflict, and that spilt is mirrored by age demographics  
  • A plurality of Americans believe U.S. policy should steer a “middle course” between Israelis and Palestinians.
  • Surprisingly high numbers of Americans are unsure or have no opinion on most the questions posed, suggesting lower public familiarity as the issue has stagnated.

AAI will live-stream the poll and the forum seperately. The result of the poll will be made available online at 1:00pm. Click here to view the poll.

1:00pm: Poll Release presentation with AAI President James Zogby. Watch the live-stream

1:30pm: AAI and J Street DNC Policy Forum: Israeli-Palestinian Peace: A U.S. Policy Imperative. Watch the live-stream

Details to attend the policy forum and poll release are below:

What: AAI and J Street DNC policy policy forum: Israeli-Palestinian Peace: A U.S. Policy Imperative
When: September 4, 2012 1:30pm-3:00pm 
Where: The Holiday Inn - Charlotte City Center. The University Room, 230 North College Street, Charlotte, NC


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