Ambassador Rice Weighs In on U.S. Strategic Interests In the Middle East

Posted on April 28, 2010 in Press Releases

“Let there be no doubt: President Obama and all of us in his Administration are determined to reach a comprehensive peace in the Middle East – central to which is a two-state solution. President Obama has defined this goal as a vital U.S. interest.”

Washington, D.C. – April 23, 2010 – In an address to the Arab American Institute’s annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala on April 21, 2010, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Susan Rice addressed the gathering of members of Congress, foreign dignitaries, and other distinguished guests and became yet another...

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Arab Americans at the White House and on the Hill

Posted by on April 23, 2010 in Blog

On Thursday, April 22, the Arab American Institute (AAI), in cooperation with the National Network of Arab American Communities (NNAAC), hosted over 80 Arab American leaders from across the country for an Arab American Leadership Day in Washington DC. The day included a White House Leadership Briefing, followed by a Capitol Hill Meet and Greet Lunch with members of Congress.

AAI worked closely with the White House Office of Public Engagement to organize the briefing with senior Administration officials to discuss issues affecting the Arab American community. Samuel Bagenstos, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at...

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Latest Israeli Military Order Latest Israeli Provocation…

Posted by on April 22, 2010 in Blog
In the aftermath of Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Israel, there has been a stream of provocative Israeli actions taken.
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Ambassador Susan Rice to Address Arab Americans at Kahlil Gibran Awards

Posted on April 19, 2010 in Press Releases

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and others to be honored

Ambassador Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will join members of Congress, foreign dignitaries and other distinguished guests in honoring awardees at this year’s Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, April 21, 2010.

Marking the Arab American Institute’s (AAI) 25th Anniversary, this year’s awards gala honors four individuals and one corporation for their work promoting inclusion, cultural understanding and cooperation across ethnic, racial and religious lines:

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley will receive the award for Individual Achievement...

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Hill Briefing: American Perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:

Posted on March 29, 2010 in Reports

Washington, D.C. - March 26, 2010 - The Arab American Institute (AAI) held a briefing on Capitol Hill entitled, American Perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Discussion on New Zogby International Poll, Shifting Attitudes, and Outlook for 2010.  The discussion was led by two leading experts on the Middle East, U.S. public opinion and American policy-making: AAI President Dr. James Zogby and MJ Rosenberg, Senior Fellow, Media Matters Action Network. 

Dr. James Zogby began the discussion with observations about Zogby International's 2010 poll "American Opinions on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict."  He addressed observations about the poll's main findings beginning with results about...

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American Opinions on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Posted on March 25, 2010 in Reports

More than four-in-five Americans (81%) agree the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has a negative impact on U.S. interests, including a majority of both Democrats (88%) and Republicans (77%), a new Arab American Institute/Zogby Interactive survey finds. While Americans agree the conflict has a negative impact, they are split about how to deal with the situation. Fifty percent of Americans agree the Obama Administration should steer a middle course in pursuing peace in the Middle East. There is a strong divide on this question with 73% of Democrats agreeing that the President should steer a middle course while only 24% of Republicans hold...

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Opinion Poll: 81% of Americans Agree Israeli-Pales. Conflict Negatively Impacts U.S.

Posted on March 25, 2010 in Reports

Washington D.C. – More than four-in-five Americans (81%) agree the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has a negative impact on U.S. interests, including a majority of both Democrats (88%) and Republicans (77%), a new Arab American Institute/Zogby Interactive survey finds. While Americans agree the conflict has a negative impact, they are split about how to deal with the situation. Fifty percent of Americans agree the Obama Administration should steer a middle course in pursing peace in the Middle East. There is a strong divide on this question with 73% of Democrats agreeing that the President should steer a middle course while only...

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Statement on Yesterday’s Meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

Posted by on March 24, 2010 in Blog
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Coming on the heels of the Israeli government's distressing approval of new settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, yesterday's meeting between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu has the potential for setting a new path for Mideast peace talks.
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Obama-Netanyahu Meeting: The Absence of Comment Says it All

Posted by on March 24, 2010 in Blog
WASHINGTON, D.C.� The much anticipated Oval Office meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took place last night in reportedly two different meetings that lasted just over two hours combined.
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Poll Findings Show Widening Partisan Gap on Views of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Posted on March 22, 2010 in Press Releases

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Zogby: Israel retains greater public support than the Palestinians but Americans display a deepening partisan divide on all questions related to the Middle East with Democrats holding strong negative views toward Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and his current policies.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Members of Congress join the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference tonight it is interesting to note the latest polling data on American views of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its impact on U.S. national security.

The results of...

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