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Posted on March 26, 2014 in Press Releases
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Arab American Institute Welcomes State Department Statement on Israel Visa Waiver
Washington, DC - March 26, 2014 - At the State Department’s daily press briefing last Friday, March 21, DoS Spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters “unequal treatment that Palestinian Americans and other Americans of Middle Eastern origin experience at Israel's border and checkpoints” precludes Israel from admittance to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program. Psaki’s statements come amid proposed legislation in both houses of Congress that would admit Israel into the Visa Waiver Program without meeting a number of statutory requirements. Those pieces of...Read more
Posted by on March 25, 2014 in Blog
Posted on March 10, 2014 in Washington Watch
This past week, Washington hosted two of my least favorite annual events.
It began with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) bringing their faithful to town to lobby for whatever the government of Israel might want at this particular moment. At week's end, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was in Washington rallying their crowd to bash the President and defend their "true conservative" principles.
During the past year, several commentators have, on occasion, pronounced both groups weakened and wounded, possibly fatally so. Conservatives were seen to be cannibalizing themselves, while AIPAC was reeling from having picked and lost...Read more
Posted by on March 07, 2014 in Blog
Last week, POLITICO Magazine took a stab at highlighting the United States’ “25 most awkward allies.” The list included countries like “drone anytime you like” Pakistan and Vietnam, the fastest growing major trade partner with the United States. The list also included a total of eight Arab countries. POLITICO notes in the introduction of their piece that they put together “a damning, revelatory collection of reports on the following pages about the ‘imperfect choices’ the United States has made.” After reading their list, we have to be honest – this article wasn’t exactly POLITICO’s best work....Read more