“As President, my policies will be very different. I will travel to Israel on my first foreign trip. I will reaffirm as a vital national interest Israel’s existence as a Jewish state.”Read more
“These actions have emboldened Palestinian hard-liners who now are poised to form a unity government with terrorist Hamas and feel they can bypass Israel at the bargaining table. President Obama has immeasurably set back the prospect of peace in the Middle East.”
“No, over the past three years, President Obama has instead chastened Israel. In his inaugural address to the United Nations, the President chastised Israel, but said little about the thousands of Hamas rockets raining into its skies. He’s publicly proposed that Israel adopt indefensible borders. He’s insulted its Prime Minister. And he’s been timid and weak in the face of the existential threat of a nuclear Iran.”
“Yet in three years, [Obama] has not found it in his interest to visit Israel, our ally, our friend, the sole Middle East nation that fully shares our values, the nation in President Truman's words, that is an “embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.”
"In his first 100 days, make clear that the military option [on Iran] is on the table by ordering the regular presence of an aircraft carrier task force in both the Eastern Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf region simultaneously. He will also begin talks with Israel to increase military coordination and assistance and enhance intelligence sharing."
“[Assad is a] vicious dictator, a killer, and a proxy for Iran… [Romney would] pursue a strategy of isolating and pressuring the regime to increase likelihood of a peaceful transition to a legitimate government.”
“He will make clear to the Palestinians that the unilateral attempt to decide issues that are designated for final negotiations is unacceptable. The United States will reduce assistance to the Palestinians if they continue to pursue United Nations recognition or form a unity government that includes Hamas.”
Posted by on November 10, 2010 in Blog
With midterms behind us, all eyes (and money and analysis and speculation, etc) have now shifted to 2012. Yesterday, The Hotline released its inaugural edition of the “Presidential Power Rankings,” examining the most likely Republicans to end up with the nomination in 2012. On the short list of contenders is none other than Arab American Mitch Daniels, who will also receive the Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service at our 2011 Gibran Awards Gala.
The Hotline placed Governor Daniels in the number nine spot in its ranking and highlighted his appeal stating:
Indiana's successful two-term governor is getting...Read more
Posted by on November 03, 2010 in Blog
The midterm election results are in! Seventeen out of the twenty-seven Arab American candidates running for office won their races.
Some of the highlights:
In Arizona, all three Arab Americans running for office won their races! State Rep. Matt Heinz (D-29th District) and State Senator Paula Aboud (D-28th District) were both re-elected, and State Rep. Michele Reagan becomes State Senator of Arizona's 8th District.
Congressman Darrell Issa (R) won in California, and he is now in line to chair the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee.
Louisiana Congressman Charles Boustany ran unopposed and remains the U.S. Representative for the 7th...Read more
Posted by on November 01, 2010 in Blog
Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 2, is Election Day! These midterm elections represent an opportunity for you to show your elected officials and candidates what matters to you most. And the outcome of tomorrow's election not only determines who will represent you in Congress, but also which party will be in control in the House and Senate.
There are also key state races and local issues that will appear on your ballot so make sure to cast your vote for those important state and local races as well.
Can we count on you to vote tomorrow and to help get your friends...Read more