The Attack on Linda Sarsour is Wrong, But Sadly Not Surprising

Posted by Rawan Elbaba on January 24, 2017 in Blog

The Women’s March on Washington was a historic gathering of people in support of women’s rights, immigrant and refugee rights, LGBTQ rights, Muslim rights, Black rights along with the rights of several marginalized communities. As excitement from the weekend subdued, however, bigots were quick to unleash their fury against one of the co-chairs of the Women's March - Linda Sarsour. An activist and executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, Sarsour is an Arab American Muslim who has a long history of advocating for the rights of marginalized communities as...

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SCOTUS Should Affirm Constitutional Rights Are For All

Posted by Nadia Aziz on January 18, 2017 in Blog

The Obama Justice Department will spend its final 48 hours fighting against the rights of post-9/11 detainees at the Supreme Court later today in the case of Ziglar v Abbasi. At stake is the ability of the detainees to challenge unconstitutional policies by seeking damages from federal officials. The case itself stems from the post 9/11 roundup of hundreds, often based on nothing more than unfounded reports, discrimination, or outright bias. In fact, a Justice Department IG later rebuked officials for the “indiscriminate and haphazard” way in which they erroneously classified many of these individuals as terror suspects....

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AAI Thanks 80 Representatives For Standing Against Illegal Israeli Settlements

Posted by Nadia Aziz on January 06, 2017 in Blog

The Arab American Institute would like to thank the below Representatives who opposed H.Res.11., a misguided and harmful bill. Though H.Res.11 claims to be about defending Israel and supporting the peace process, in reality it is about shifting long standing bi-partisan policy that opposes illegal Israeli settlements, and shielding Israel from well-founded criticisms. H.Res.11, introduced by Rep. Royce (R-CA), objected to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 which deemed Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 as having “no legal validity” and constituting a “flagrant violation” of international law. The...

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Arab American Institute Welcomes Passage of UNSC Resolution on Illegality of Israeli Settlements

Posted on December 23, 2016 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            December 23, 2016              Contact: relbaba@aaiusa.org / 703-209-0239 Official Statement   Arab American Institute Welcomes Passage of UNSC Vote on Illegality of Israeli Settlements The Arab American Institute released the following statement today: The Arab American Institute welcomes the passage of today’s U.N. Security Council vote on the illegality of Israeli settlements and in support of a political resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. For the past four decades, the United States has pursued a consequential – and ultimately failed – strategy of shielding the state of...

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