Salam Fayyad on Building Palestine

Posted by on December 06, 2010 in Blog
As Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad notes, it has been 17 years since the Oslo Accords and the occupation continues. In response, he launched a state-building effort that is providing some hope.
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Israel: Using Wikileaks to Build a Straw Man

Posted on December 06, 2010 in Washington Watch
From the day the first batch of Wikileaks appeared in the international press, the Israelis were crowing "this is good for us". Seizing on documents demonstrating that some Arab leaders bear ill-will toward Iran, the Israeli spin machine went into action.
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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Qubad Talabani, Ori Nir, Christopher Boucek, Christopher Calabrese

Posted on November 30, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Qubad Talabani, Kurdistan Regional Government representative in the United States; Ori Nir, spokesman for the newspaper Peace Daily and for Americans for Peace Now; Christopher Boucek, an associate in the Carnegie Endowment Middle East program; Christopher Calabrese, legislative council for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
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What is the Logic?

Posted on November 29, 2010 in Washington Watch
As I have read press reports of the U.S. offering massive incentives to Israel in an effort to secure a three month settlement freeze, I've wanted to give the U.S. peace negotiators the benefit of the doubt. On too many levels, however, I'm having trouble understanding the logic behind all of this.
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An Inversion of the Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Posted by on November 17, 2010 in Blog
Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) complains about illegal Palestinian settlement expansion on Israeli lands. Yes, you read that correctly, and it can only be described as the most perfect inversion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Netanyahu’s Defiance and U.S. Timidity Makes Mockery of Peace Drive

Posted on November 15, 2010 in Washington Watch
Israel's announcement, last week, of a radical expansion of Har Homa (an already massive settlement community between Jerusalem and Bethlehem) makes a mockery of the so-called "peace process".
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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Walter Andersen, Matthew Hoh, Lara Friedman, Max Fisher

Posted on November 12, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: 11/2/2010 Viewpoint with James Zogby: Walter Andersen Ph.D., Associate Director of the South Asia Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University; Matthew P. Hoh, former Marine Corps. Captain, State Department appointee and current Director of the Afghanistan Study Group; Lara Friedman, Director of Policy and Government Relations for Americans for Peace Now; Max Fisher, foreign affairs and national security writer for the Atlantic
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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Hanan Ashrawi, Matthew Duss

Posted on November 05, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: 11/4/2010 Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, PLO Executive Committee member; Matthew Duss, National Security Researcher/Blogger at the Center for American Progress.
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A Proud Day for Our Community

Posted by on October 20, 2010 in Blog
A front page feature in the Washington Post Style section leads with a positive piece on an Arab American -- none other than our own AAI President Jim Zogby.
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60 Minutes Misses Crucial Fact on East Jerusalem

Posted by on October 18, 2010 in Blog
Yesterday, 60 Minutes ran a program exploring the volatile situation in the neighborhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem, where confrontations between settlers and local residents are on the rise. While an important report, it missed a crucial fact.
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