James Zogby Testifies Before UN Security Council on Israeli Settlements

Posted on May 09, 2019

James Zogby was invited by the nations of Indonesia, Kuwait and South Africa to participate in the United Nations Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting they convened. Titled, “Israeli-Settlements and Settlers: Core of the occupation, protection crisis and obstruction of peace,” the meeting was held at 3.00 p.m. yesterday, May 9, 2019. 

The meeting was chaired by Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and sought to, "allow for discussions on international responsibilities to uphold the law and internationally agreed norms and principles, including in regards to the prohibitions on the acquisition of territory by force; the right of peoples to...

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James Zogby and Avraham Burg Dialogue at NYU-DC Event

Posted on January 25, 2019

On the evening of January 24, 2019, Jim Zogby and Avraham Burg were invited by NYU Washington D.C. to engage in a discussion about the possibilities for solutions in the Israeli Palestinian conflict.

Their candid and wide-ranging conversation was live-streamed and is available here

A round-up of the conversation is also available on our Twitter

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The Earthly Jerusalem: Captive and Transformed

Posted on February 21, 2018

I first visited Jerusalem 23 years ago. I was there in my capacity as co-Chair of Builders for Peace, an American initiative launched by then Vice President Al Gore of Jewish and Arab American business leaders working to find ways to grow the Palestinian economy.

We stayed at the Palestinian-owned Ambassador Hotel—from which we could see the Dome of the Rock and the Mount of Olives. Early in my visit, I made a point of going to the Old City, walking its narrow passage ways. And I visited the Church of...

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Testimony before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (October 9, 2012)

Posted on November 08, 2012
The story of Arab Americans coming of age as an organized community is a classic American tale of immigrants seeking opportunity, benefiting from America’s freedoms, but also experiencing, at times, the dark side of exclusion and discrimination that has so often been a part of our nation’s history.
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2009 Homeland Security Testimony

Posted on December 15, 2009
The subcommittee's meeting today to explore whether there are risk factors or preincident indicators of terrorist activity identified by intelligence and law enforcement organizations to enable them in thwarting attacks while preserving -- let me repeat that -- preserving individuals' right to privacy and civil liberties.
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My Address to the Graduates

Posted on July 01, 2008

(On June 19th, I delivered the commencement address to the 2008 graduating class of the American University in Cairo. I wanted to share with you an edited version of my remarks.)

We are all the products of the relationships that shape us and the opportunities we are given. By relationships, of course, I mean the families that rear us, the mentors who guide us, the communities that sustain us, and those whom we love and who love us, and who ultimately define the persons we will be.

I would not be here were it not for the sacrifices and the...

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