on February 21, 2006
WASHINGTON The Arab American Institute (AAI) and the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) co-chaired a daylong summit of Arab American leaders and organizations in Washington, D.C. on Friday, February 17, to discuss the humanitarian and political consequences of suspending U.S. aid to the Palestinians and what can be done to inform the U.S. government about this issue.
Participants included over 50 community leaders representing more than a dozen prominent Arab American and Palestinian American organizations traveling from ten states. The summit kicked off with a strategy session for community leaders and representatives of aid organizations, including...
on February 21, 2006
WHAT: SUMMIT ON PALESTINE: U.S. SHOULD CONTINUE AID TO THE PALESTINIANS
WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.
WHEN: Friday, February 17, 2006 at 2 p.m. ET
WHO: Dr. James Zogby, president, Arab American Institute (AAI), Dr. Ziad Asali, president, American Task Force for Palestine (ATFP), Dr. Peter Gubser, president, ANERA Washington, D.C.
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WASHINGTON At the conclusion of a summit of Arab American and humanitarian organizations, the Arab American...
on January 30, 2006
Let’s not compound disaster, Zogby says
The Arab American Institute (AAI) urges the Bush Administration to reject growing pressure to suspend USAID funds to the Palestinians. Despite concern with the outcome of the recent Palestinian Legislative elections, the Institute says “This is not the time to walk away from the Palestinian people.”
USAID funds are allocated to assist the Palestinian people with infrastructure capacity building, promoting democratic reform, supporting higher education and promoting economic growth. Dr. James Zogby, president of AAI, warns that a suspension of Palestinian aid could weaken Palestinian moderates. AAI is leading a campaign...
on January 19, 2006
Voters Engaged but Cynical
WASHINGTON – As confidence in the peace process and the Palestinian Authority wanes, Palestinians appear to be concerned with their own internal needs. In a poll commissioned by the Arab American Institute (AAI) and conducted by Zogby International in the West Bank and Gaza Strip two weeks before Parliamentary elections, Palestinians rank issues in order of importance as: “release of prisoners” (from Israeli jails), “creating internal security,” “forging national unity,” “increasing employment,” and “fighting corruption.” Lower down the list of priority concerns are “confronting Israel” and “negotiating peace.”
“If Palestinians had any confidence...