Running in Brooklyn for Gaza

Posted by on May 04, 2015 in Blog
By Nada El-Eryan American Friends of UNRWA Despite snow flurries and below-freezing temperatures, nearly 600 runners and supporters gathered in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on Saturday, March 28, 2015, for the inaugural Gaza Solidarity 5K walk/run hosted by UNRWA USA.
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National security adviser: U.S. expects next Israeli gov’t to recommit to two states

Posted by Jewish Telegraphic Agency on May 04, 2015 in News Clips

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Obama administration expects a commitment to the two-state solution from the next Israeli government and from the Palestinian Authority, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said.

“President Obama has made clear that we need to take a hard look at our approach to the conflict, and that resolving it is in the national security interest of the United States,” Rice said Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Arab American Institute.

“We look to the next Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority to demonstrate — through policies and actions — a genuine commitment to a two-state solution,” she...

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National security adviser: U.S. expects next Israeli gov’t to recommit to two states

Posted by Jewish Telegraphic Agency on May 04, 2015 in News Clips

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Obama administration expects a commitment to the two-state solution from the next Israeli government and from the Palestinian Authority, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said.

“President Obama has made clear that we need to take a hard look at our approach to the conflict, and that resolving it is in the national security interest of the United States,” Rice said Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Arab American Institute.

“We look to the next Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority to demonstrate — through policies and actions — a genuine commitment to a two-state solution,” she...

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Susan Rice Expects New Israeli Coalition To Recommit to 2-State Solution

Posted by AAI on May 04, 2015 in News Clips

The Obama administration expects a commitment to the two-state solution from the next Israeli government and from the Palestinian Authority, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said.

“President Obama has made clear that we need to take a hard look at our approach to the conflict, and that resolving it is in the national security interest of the United States,” Rice said Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Arab American Institute.

“We look to the next Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority to demonstrate — through policies and actions — a genuine commitment to a two-state solution,” she said. Obama...

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Palestinian flag-raising is highlight of heritage week in Paterson

Posted by on May 04, 2015 in News Clips

PATERSON — A throng of more than 600 sang the Palestinian anthem and cheered as the Palestinian flag was raised at Paterson City Hall on Sunday afternoon.

Women garbed in hijabs and embroidered dresses and men in keffiyehs participated in the third annual raising of the green, black, red and white flag, in an event sponsored by the Arab American Civic Organization. The crowd waves Palestinian and American flags as Laila Ghannam, the governor of Ramallah, speaks during the ceremony on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

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US-backed two-state solution aims to preserve Israeli apartheid: Activist

Posted by Press TV on May 01, 2015 in News Clips

The United States wants Israel to commit itself to its version of a two-state solution which seeks to preserve “Israeli apartheid,” says David Cronin, a journalist and political activist from Belgium.

Cronin made the comments in an interview with Press TV on Friday, when asked about recent remarks by National Security Adviser Susan Rice about the Obama administration’s expectations from both the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority to commit to a two-state solution. 

“We look to the next Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority to demonstrate — through policies and actions — a genuine commitment to...

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Susan Rice: ‘No Military Solution’ In Yemen Either

Posted by AAI on May 01, 2015 in News Clips

As the Obama administration claims that there is “no military solution” to militant attacks in Iraq, Ukraine, and Syria, White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice has added Yemen to the list.

“As in Syria, there is no military solution to the crisis in Yemen,” Rice said during a speech at the Arab American Institute’s Kahlil Gibran Gala on Wednesday.

Rice’s stark assessment of the current situation in Yemen is the latest indication that the administration is quietly backing away from touting the fight against terrorists in Yemen as a success story.

Obama’s launched dozens of American drone strikes targeting...

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National security adviser: US expects next Israeli government to recommit to two states

Posted by AAI on May 01, 2015 in News Clips

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration expects a commitment to the two-state solution from the next Israeli government and from the Palestinian Authority, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said.“President Obama has made clear that we need to take a hard look at our approach to the conflict, and that resolving it is in the national security interest of the United States,” Rice said Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Arab American Institute.“We look to the next Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority to demonstrate — through policies and actions — a genuine commitment to a two-state solution,” she said.Obama administration...

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Rice: Obama Administration Firm on Two-State Israeli-Palestinian Solution

Posted by AAI on May 01, 2015 in News Clips

By Mohamed Elshinnawi

U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice strongly reaffirmed the Obama administration's commitment to the two-state solution that leads to a sovereign Palestinian state. 

“The U.S. remains firmly committed to an independent, viable and contiguous Palestinian state, living alongside a democratic Jewish state of Israel in peace and security.” Rice said. 

Her remarks came in a keynote address to hundreds of Arab Americans from around the country Wednesday at the Arab American Institute Foundation's Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala.  

Rice said while reassessing the U.S. approach to the Palestinian Israeli conflict, President Obama made...

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White House Staff Addresses Arab American Policy Concerns

Posted by on April 30, 2015 in Blog
The Arab American Institute’s 2015 Leadership Days were ended with a White House with a briefing by senior members of the Obama Administration. Over 100 leaders spoke with policymakers in the Department of Justice, the National Security Council, USAID, and the personal office of the President.
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