The Challenge We Face

Posted on April 25, 2020 in Washington Watch

By Dr. James J. Zogby

In last week’s column, I cautioned that in the face of the severe economic dislocation currently experienced by so many families across the United States, we could expect to see the emergence of a number of political and social movements. Shocks to the system always result in such reactions. Sometimes these will be spontaneous, while in other instances they are fomented. And sometimes they are inspired by what Abraham Lincoln called “our better angels,” while others are led by those who prey on the fear and anxiety created by the dislocation.

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COVID-19: The Latest Quagmire for Palestinians

Posted by Ali Qutmiera on April 23, 2020 in Blog

A Palestinian sanitary worker sprays disinfectant to protect against coronavirus near Bethlehem, in front of Israel's separation wall. (Musa Al Shaer/AFP)

One of the marked characteristics of COVID-19 is the pervasive nature of the virus, which has been able to paralyze leading economies, as well as developing and poorer countries alike. What the coronavirus crisis has brought to...

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Meet Juliette Kayyem

Posted by Elly Rostoum on April 23, 2020 in Blog

April is Arab American Heritage Month, and this year, we’re recognizing it by sharing a story each week of an Arab American hero on the frontline of community service in the fight against COVID-19. Meet Juliette Kayyem of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Juliette Kayyem has spent the last two decades managing complex policy initiatives and organizing government responses to major crises in both state and federal government. A national leader in homeland security, resiliency and safety, she is currently the Senior Belfer Lecturer in International Security at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where she is faculty chair of the Homeland Security...

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Meet Ahmad Alwan

Posted by Elly Rostoum on April 16, 2020 in Blog

April is Arab American Heritage Month, and this year, we’re recognizing it by sharing a story each week of an Arab American hero on the frontline of community service in the fight against COVID-19. Meet Ahmad Alwan of New York, New York.

Ahmad Alwan is a 20-year old New Yorker. He is an aspiring Pharmacy Technician. In his free time, Ahmad works at Lucky Candy, a convenience store his father, who immigrated to the United States from Yemen, has owned for more than a decade. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in...

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Meet Sirene Abou Chakra

Posted by Elly Rostoum on April 08, 2020 in Blog

April is Arab American Heritage Month, and this year, we’re recognizing it by sharing a story each week of an Arab American hero on the frontline of community service in the fight against COVID-19. Meet Sirene Abou-Chakra of Detroit, Michigan.

What do you think when you hear #DetroitStrong? People. People whose commitment to lifting up others is legendary and whose grit is defined by never, ever giving up in the face of great adversity. That spirit is what so many find inspiring about Detroit and its people, and it is what...

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