Posted on January 15, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Posted on December 18, 2009 in Action Alerts
McDermott-Ellison letter to President Obama
Moran-Inglis letter to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton
Contact Your Representatives Now
Two letters are circulating the House urging the Obama Administration to address the delay of promised assistance to the people of Gaza—one letter calls for immediate delivery of humanitarian aid, the other for increased access to education.
Congressmen Jim Moran (D-VA) and Bob Inglis (R-SC) are asking their House colleagues to sign onto a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by Monday, December 21 supporting increased access to higher education in the...Read more
Posted on November 18, 2009 in Washington Watch
Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN)
I rise today to urge my colleagues to oppose H. Res. 867, a resolution that condemns the Goldstone Report regarding the conflict in Gaza. This resolution should be opposed because it suppresses inquiry, inquiry that is the hallmark of democratic societies.
The resolution contains factual errors and undermines Israel’s ability to conduct its own investigation. The resolution goes against President Obama’s foreign policy direction. I ask my colleagues to review the facts about the Goldstone Report’s integrity and the content of his report.
First, what is there to fear about Judge Goldstone?...Read more
Posted on November 10, 2009 in Action Alerts
Thank the representatives who made the right decision
REP. BRIAN BAIRD (202) 225-3536
REP. TAMMY BALDWIN (202) 225-2906
REP. EARL BLUMENAUER (202) 225-4811
REP. CHARLES BOUSTANY (202) 225-2031
REPS. LOIS CAPPS (202) 225-3601
REP. ANDRE CARSON (202) 225-4011
REP. YVETTE D. CLARKE (202) 225-6231
REP. WILLIAM. LACY CLAY...Read more
Posted on November 03, 2009 in Action Alerts
The Arab American Institute opposes H. Res. 867, a resolution calling on President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to oppose the endorsement or consideration of the ‘Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict’ (The Goldstone Report) in multilateral fora.
H. Res. 867 incorrectly defines the mandate under which the investigation into human rights violations was conducted; distorts the basis for the UN investigation and the findings of the Report; compromises U.S. leadership and the role of Congress on matters of accountability and transparency in international human rights law; and damages...Read more
Posted on October 22, 2009 in Press Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Christina Zola (202) 429-9210 desk (202) 494-9859 cell firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington D.C. – October 22, 2009 –National Security Advisor to the President General James L. Jones will address the Leadership Summit’s closing session on Monday, October 26, 2009. General Jones will brief Summit attendees on the Obama Administration’s continuing diligence in a wide range of Arab American issues.
General Jones’ remarks will address Arab American leaders from 19 states who represent over 35 Arab American organizations and businesses.
Although the session is closed, the White House will make...Read more
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Posted on June 29, 2009 in Reports
In a new report entitled “Gaza: 1.5 Million People Trapped in Despair”, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) outlines the conditions on the ground six months after Israel launched its three week military operation in Gaza. The report calls for immediate humanitarian actions to give the people of Gaza their right to a “normal and dignified life”. According to the ICRC, Gazans were “already facing a major crisis” prior to the military operation. Following the operation the conditions on the ground have only become more devastating. The report outlines major sources of complication including public health issues,...Read more