Posted by Newsmax on August 22, 2014 in News Clips
America's allies in the Gulf — Jordan, Egypt and the government of North Africa – must confront the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in a "cooperative, regional fashion" if the terror group is to be effectively dismantled, according to James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute, appearing Friday onNewsmax TV's "America's Forum." Calling it an "important challenge" for the Middle East, Zogby said the U.S. should provide "tactical assistance" but that the meat of the mission should lie with those in the region. "America can help, but needs partners on the ground to do the...Read more Original Article
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Last week, together with the Coalition of Palestinian American Organizations and several other community organizations, AAI convened an emergency summit that brought together 60 leaders from 13 states.
The summit was a direct response to the ongoing humanitarian and political crises across the Middle East. As these crises continue to deepen, AAI acted swiftly to open an direct line of engagement with the policymakers to challenge the prevailing policy and narratives about the Middle East that reflect willful ignorance and an unwillingness to act--even when it is counter to our own national security interest. AAI's reasons for quickly convening this...Read more
Posted by on July 30, 2014 in News Clips
Arab American Institute President James Zogby says Catholic League President Bill Donohue is wrong to question whether Christian lives mean anything to President Barack Obama in light of the persecution Christians are facing in the Middle East. "President Obama has spoken up," Zogby told J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV on Wednesday.
Christians in Iraq have been facing increasing persecution by the jihadist group ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). Those living in the nearly 2,000-year-old Christian commmunity of Mosul were told by ISIS to convert to Islam...Read more Original Article