Below is the archive of press releases issued by AAI and stories in which AAI appears. If you are a member of the media and interested in talking with us, please contact Omar Baddar at 202-429-9210.

President Hosts Arab American Meeting Ahead of Middle East Trip

Posted on March 11, 2013

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President Hosts Arab American Meeting Ahead of Middle East Trip 

Today, President Obama met with Arab American community leaders in advance of his trip to the Middle East. They released the following statement today:

We are pleased to have shared with President Obama our recommendations for the vital message that he should convey to the Palestinian people. Today’s meeting was an important opportunity for Arab Americans to share our views, and continue to serve as a bridge between the US and the Arab world. Our meeting underscored the President's recognition of the importance...

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Poll Release: Arab and Muslim Attitudes toward Iran

Posted on February 27, 2013

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Iran's Fall From Favor: 20 Nation Poll Finds Decline in Support Among Arabs, Muslims. Worrisome Sectarian Divide Opens.

On March 5, 2013, Dr. James Zogby of Zogby Research Services (ZRS) and President of the Arab American Institute (AAI) will release the results of an extensive survey of Arab and Muslim attitudes toward Iran, its policies and its nuclear program. The poll will be released at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC.

Comparing the 2012 results with earlier polling, Zogby will discuss several significant shifts in attitudes across the region that have occurred in...

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

Posted on February 05, 2013

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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AAI Statement on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Posted on January 30, 2013

For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 30, 2013Contact: Omar Tewfik at (202) 652-4988

Washington, DC Jan. 30, 2012 – The Arab American Institute released a statement today applauding the President's speech yesterday in Las Vegas calling for comprehensive immigration reform.

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New Poll: What Palestinians and Israelis Really Think about Prospects for Peace

Posted on December 13, 2012

For Immediate Release Contact: Omar Tewfik (202) 652-4988

New Poll: What Palestinians and Israelis Really Think about Prospects for PeaceAAI to release the findings of a new survey on December 19th at the New America Foundation

During the month of September 2012, Zogby Research Services conducted a comprehensive, unprecedented survey of Israeli Jews and Arabs; Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem; Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan; and the American Jewish community. The survey was conducted for the Sir Bani Yas Forum, a joint effort between the UAE and Chatham House.

The polling, which establishes opportunities and...

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Thousands of Syrian Nationals Apply for Temporary Protected Status

Posted on October 19, 2012

Friday October 19, 2012For Immediate Release Contact Omar Tewfik(202) 652-4988Thousands of Syrian Nationals Apply for Temporary Protected Status

Washington DC

October 19, 2012 - As of October 13, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received 2,614 applications for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from Syrian nationals in the U.S. On March 29, 2012 Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano approved the status for Syrian Nationals already residing within the U.S. In the registration period that lasted from March 29, 2012 to September 25, 2012, USCIS has so far granted 273, only denying five applicants.

On December 19, 2011, AAI...

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Zogby: Poll Shows Arab Americans Are Key Constituency in Several Swing States

Posted on September 24, 2012

For Immediate Release Contact Omar Tewfik(202) 652-4988 September 24, 2012

Arab American Institute to Release Survey on Arab American Vote in 2012

Washington, DC – On Thursday, September 27 2012, AAI will release the findings of its recently conducted poll on the Arab American vote, a key constituency in important swing states in this election. AAI will also make available data from similar surveys conducted over the past decade on the Arab American vote.

Dr. James Zogby said:

“A significant number of Arab American votes are up for grabs in this election. As our data going back to...

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Poll: How Arab Americans Will Vote in November

Posted on September 20, 2012

For Immediate Release Contact Omar Tewfik (202) 652-4988 September 20, 2012

Poll: How Arab Americans Will Vote in November Ahead of the 2012 November elections, the Arab American Institute will hold a press briefing to release the results of its latest poll on the Arab American vote in 2012

Washington, DC – On Thursday, September 27, AAI will release the findings of a poll conducted in September of 2012 on the Arab American vote. AAI is releasing the results of the poll in addition to the results of similar surveys conducted over the past decade on the Arab American vote....

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

Posted on September 04, 2012

For Immediate Release Contact Omar Tewfik Cell: (202) 494-2942 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...

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Arab Americans at the DNC: A Community’s Political ‘Coming of Age’

Posted on September 03, 2012

Arab Americans at the DNC: A Community's Political 'Coming of Age' Charlotte, NC - Some 55 Arab American committee members and delegates representing 21 states will join their fellow party members this week at the Democratic National Convention. The number of Arab Americans representing their states at the DNC supersedes any other year. A record nine Arab Americans delegates representing Michigan, an important battleground state where the Arab American population in key districts is likely to have an effect on whether or not the state will go to President Obama or Governor Mitt Romney. For the Arab American community,...

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