Viewpoint with James Zogby: Evelyn Garcia, Robert Malley, Steven Clemons, Mike German

Posted on January 15, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: January 14, 2010 On Thursday's edition of Viewpoint with James Zogby – Evelyn Garcia, President of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Democratic Caribbean Caucus of Florida; Rob Malley, Middle East and North Africa Program Director at the International Crisis Group; Steve Clemons, author of the popular political blog, Washington Note, and Director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation; Mike German, Former FBI agent and current Policy Counsel on National Security, Immigration and Privacy for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
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Tell your Representative to support immediate relief for people in Gaza!

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...

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Selected Statements against H. Res. 867

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?...

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H. Res. 867: Thank Your Representatives

Posted on November 10, 2009 in Action Alerts

Thank the representatives who made the right decision

  NAY

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...

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Tell Congress to Vote NO on H. Res. 867

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...

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General James L. Jones to offer closing remarks at Arab American Leadership Summit

Posted on October 22, 2009 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Christina Zola (202) 429-9210 desk (202) 494-9859 cell czola@aaiusa.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...

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Sister-in-law of Sarah Netanyahu detained for protesting Palestinian eviction

Posted by on August 04, 2009 in Blog
How I was detained and interrogated for expressing solidarity with the expelled Palestinians.
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Obama Renews the Debate on Settlements

Posted by on July 23, 2009 in Blog
The Obama Administration’s engagement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has renewed the long-standing settlement debate. On this page, you will find links to AAI articles and interviews, as well as outside experts, on the issue of settlements in the Occupied Territories.
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American Presidents and Israeli Settlements

Posted on July 06, 2009 in Washington Watch
Largely because the Obama Administration has directly challenged Israel’s continuing settlement expansion in the West Bank, the issue has been receiving unprecedented US press coverage. Last week alone, there were several dozen editorials, commentaries and news articles appearing in major US dailies.
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Gaza: 1.5 Million People Trapped in Despair International Committee of the Red Cross

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,...

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