Palestinians Today

Posted by Arab American Institute on June 09, 2017 in Blog

With 7.98 million Palestinians in diaspora, the Palestinian people continue to make up the world's largest displaced population - including refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). This diaspora population continues to grow, as Israel continues to block their to return home. In the infographic below, we note the massive number of Palestinians displaced as a result of the 1948 Nakba (catastrophe) and the 1967 conquest of the occupied territories. 

Read more

Trauma and Torture: The Imprisonment of Palestinian Children

Posted by Arab American Institute on June 08, 2017 in Blog

Israel’s occupation has made life very difficult for most Palestinians, but none are more vulnerable to the hardships of that occupation than Palestinian children. In the infographic below, we highlight the mistreatment these children are subjected to (hundreds each year) at the hands of Israeli authorities, which very frequently involves physical violence, among a wide-range of abuses, in direct violation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and other international agreements.

Read more

How Israeli Settlements Killed Peace

Posted by Arab American Institute on June 07, 2017 in Blog

For decades, the United States has simultaneously protested Israel’s occupation of Palestine in rhetoric, while actively shielding Israel from real accountability for that illegal occupation. This approach has allowed Israel to act with impunity, expanding settlements throughout the Palestinian territories, in direct violation of international law, and systematically violating a wide-range of basic Palestinian human rights. Since the start of the so-called “peace process”, Israel’s illegal settler population in the occupied territories has grown by more than 400%, destroying the viability of Palestinian independence and self-determination.

ISRAELI_SETTLEMENTS.jpg

Read more

VIDEO: 50 Years of Israeli Occupation of Palestine

Posted by Omar Baddar on June 06, 2017 in Blog

If you put on a hat for a few hours, you may forget it’s even there. And if you get used to the idea that Palestine is occupied, you may get used to the idea that this is the normal state of affairs. This week, Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories turns 50 years old, the longest in modern history, and it’s anything but normal. A closer look at the brutality and injustice of this occupation is crucial to remind ourselves of how unsustainable the status quo is.I remember about...

Read more

Arab American Institute Statement Marking 50 years of Israeli Occupation of Palestine

Posted on June 06, 2017 in Press Releases

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE  For Immediate Release Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210

June 5, 2017

This week marks 50 years of military occupation, the longest in modern history, for the people of Palestine. Although there are more than 12 million Palestinians around the world today, 66% of them are considered forcibly displaced persons and only about half live in what was historical Palestine. It’s a reminder that even during the refugee crisis we are witnessing today, Palestinians continue to be the largest displaced population in the world.

Despite being forced...

Read more

Resources on the 50th Anniversary of the Occupation

Posted on June 06, 2017 in AAI Issue Brief: Palestine

Arab American Institute Statement Marking 50 years of Israeli Occupation of Palestine

June 5, 2017

This week marks 50 years of military occupation, the longest in modern history, for the people of Palestine. Although there are more than 12 million Palestinians around the world today, 66% of them are considered forcibly displaced persons and only about half live in what was historical Palestine. It’s a reminder that even during the refugee...


Official Statement Marking 50 years of Israeli Occupation of Palestine

Posted by Arab American Institute on June 05, 2017 in Blog

Arab American Institute Statement Marking 50 years of Israeli Occupation of Palestine

June 5, 2017

This week marks 50 years of military occupation, the longest in modern history, for the people of Palestine. Although there are more than 12 million Palestinians around the world today, 66% of them are considered forcibly displaced persons and only about half live in what was historical Palestine. It’s a reminder that even during the refugee crisis we are witnessing today, Palestinians continue to be the largest displaced population in the world.

Despite being...

Read more

Tell Your Senators to VOTE NO on David Friedman

Posted by Arab American Institute on February 15, 2017 in Blog

Watch the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Vote on David Friedman

On Thursday morning - at 10:30am eastern - the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has an important opportunity to put a stop to President Trump's radical re-definition of U.S. policy towards Israel and Palestine by voting NO on David Friedman.

President Trump has nominated David Friedman, previously Trump's personal bankruptcy lawyer, to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Israel. If you believe in justice for Palestine - call your Senators TODAY to urge them to VOTE NO. Friedman's far right-wing views on Palestinians, on what would be...

Read more

Arab American Protest Against Bibi & Trump's Bigoted, Anti-Peace Agendas

Posted by Arab American Institute on February 08, 2017 in Blog
Arab American Protest Against Bibi & Trump's Bigoted, Anti-Peace Agendas
Read more

AAI Issue Brief: Palestine

Posted on January 19, 2017 in Free Speech

Snapshots: American Citizens Discriminated Against at the Israeli Border Background Longstanding U.S. bias and favoritism towards Israel in its conflict with the Palestinians used to be mitigated by officially-stated U.S. opposition to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands. Donald Trump’s refusal to oppose Israel’s settlement expansion in the Palestinian territories, or even refer to Israel’s presence in those territories as an “occupation,” has brought an end to decades of consistent, bipartisan US opposition to that occupation, along with the two-state solution as its vision for resolving the...


1  2  3  Next →