AAI Cosponsors Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Gaza Presented by Gisha and Physicians for

Posted by AAI on January 12, 2009 in News Clips

On Thursday, January 7th, AAI along with Americans for Peace Now, Churches for Middle East Peace, the Israel Policy Forum, J-Street and Brit Tzedek, sponsored a Hill briefing to address the ongoing crisis in Gaza. The briefing featured Israeli representatives from two human rights organizations: Gisha and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel.

The speakers provided background information on the events that led to the current situation, as well as detailed first-hand accounts of the humanitarian crisis that continues to unfold within Gaza. A representative from Physicians for Human Rights expressed concern over the inability of health professionals to access...

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How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe

Posted by on January 08, 2009 in Blog
The only way to make sense of Israel’s senseless war in Gaza is through understanding the historical context. Establishing the state of Israel in May 1948 involved a monumental injustice to the Palestinians.
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The word from GAZA: AAI, ANERA speak to Congressional Staff

Posted by AAI on January 06, 2009 in News Clips

The word from GAZA: AAI, ANERA speak to Congressional Staff Posted on Tuesday January 6, 2009

This is a summarized transcript of the conference call organized by AAI for Hill Staffers with ANERA Director Sala Sakka in Gaza and ANERA President Bill Corcoran here in DC. The call took place on January 5, 2009. This is not an exact transcription of the conversation, but is an accurate reporting.

Conference Call: Update from Gaza Monday, January 05, 2009

Moderated by: Dr. James Zogby, President and Founder of the Arab American Institute

Featuring: Mr....

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Resources Addressing the Situation in Gaza

Posted on January 02, 2009 in Reports

AAI has been assembling resources and information regarding the ongoing Gaza crisis. Click the link below to find statements by members of Congress, U.S. officials, and our American Jewish and Arab American colleagues on the situation in Gaza. In addition, AAI has provided links to groups that are working on the ground in Gaza to provide aid and relief to the citizens of Gaza. If you have other resources you would like to add, please contact Christina Zola at czola@aaiusa.org.

Statements and press releases from U.S. officials about the current hostilities in Gaza:

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Words of hope from Gaza: “Be creative to defeat that sense of helplessness”

Posted by AAI on December 31, 2008 in News Clips

Words of hope from Gaza: “Be creative to defeat that sense of helplessness” Posted on Wednesday December 31, 2008

Listen to this conversation between AAI leadership and ANERA in its entirety (the conversation begins at minute 6:30 on the recording) – click here.

AAI leaders spoke to Salah Sakka, the ANERA director in Gaza, and Bill Corcoran, President of ANERA. Mr. Sakka is actually in Gaza and gave us an eye-witness account of conditions there, what’s working, and what we can do to help.

In general, the U.N. humanitarian groups are...

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News & Views

Posted on July 18, 2008 in Washington Watch
(A review of items of interest to the U.S.-Arab relationship – covering developments in Washington, political campaigns and the U.S. Media)
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Letter to Secretary Rice Urges Further Championship of Gaza Students’ Hopes

Posted on July 15, 2008 in Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 15, 2008 – The Foundation for Middle East Peace, the Arab American Institute, and five other American organizations who support a two state peace between Israel and Palestine have asked Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to urge Israel to permit hundreds of students in Gaza who have been admitted to foreign universities to exit Gaza. These students are confined to Gaza because of Israel’s closure policy.

The other co-signers of the letter are Americans for Peace Now, American Task Force on Palestine, Churches for Middle East Peace, the Israel Policy Forum, and Brit Tzedek...

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Holy Land Lost

Posted on July 07, 2008 in Washington Watch
The very words “The Holy Land” evoke powerful images. But the pictures that come to mind are rapidly disappearing from the landscape.
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News & Views

Posted on July 04, 2008 in Washington Watch
(A review of items of interest to the U.S.-Arab relationship – covering developments in Washington, political campaigns and the U.S. Media)
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News & Views

Posted on June 13, 2008 in Washington Watch
O! Jerusalem Just how sensitive the issue of Jerusalem is became clear in the reaction to Barack Obama’s remarks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) last week. Recall that the presumptive Democratic nominee said, “Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.” The AIPAC crowd cheered, as did government spokesmen in Israel.
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