Important Allies on Palestine Advocacy

Posted on January 19, 2017 in Free Speech

Here is a list of organizations AAI works with on issues related to Palestine. In your local advocacy, be in touch with AAI and local chapters of any of these organizations to get our support, resources, and collective cheerleading! Free Speech on College Campuses Center for Constitutional Rights Palestine Legal Jewish Voice for Peace U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus Protecting the Right to Boycott  Palestine Legal Jewish Voice for Peace U.S. foreign policy U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights Foundation for Middle East Peace Jewish...


Resources for Local Activism on PALESTINE

Posted on January 19, 2017 in Free Speech

Here is a list of resources you can use in your local advocacy on Palestinian activism in the United States. With any action you are taking, or issue you are learning about, please be in touch with AAI so we can support you! You can reach us at governmentrelations@aaiusa.org.  Click here if you've been harassed at the Israeli border to share your story. Free Speech on College Campuses AAI Issue Brief: Domestic Implications of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (April 2015) AAI Issue Brief: ASAA, OCR (coming soon…) Article: “


Tell President Obama to Investigate the Death of Arab American Mahmoud Shaalan

Posted on August 26, 2016 in Action Alerts
To date, the U.S. government has not condemned the killing of one of its citizens, nor has it called for a transparent and fair investigation into Mahmoud’s tragic death. Mahmoud’s family deserves to know what happened to their beloved son, as does every family who loses a child. It is time for Mahmoud's government to demand information and an investigation.
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Oslo: 1993-2015 RIP

Posted on October 05, 2015 in Washington Watch
The Oslo Accords and its attendant peace process came into the world with a bang 22 years ago. This past week they exited with a sad whimper.
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Foreign Policy

Posted on May 19, 2015 in Policy

On an ongoing basis, the Arab American Institute works with members of Congress, their staff, White Office officials, and key policymakers in the administration to advance the foreign policy concerns of the Arab American community. Foreign policy is of particular concern to Arab Americans – many of whom cherish strong personal, business, and cultural ties to countries in the Middle East. In all cases, the Arab American Institute advocates for strong, pragmatic U.S. leadership in assisting the people of the Middle East towards justice, well-being, and freedom.


Free Speech

Posted on May 16, 2015 in Arab American Institute

Chilling attacks on free speech

In the 1964 case New York Times v. Sullivan, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed America’s “profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.” This legal tradition of protecting political speech necessarily includes foreign governments and public officials, as well, as their policies are central to how our federal government interacts with other nations across...

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Domestic Implications of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Posted on April 29, 2015 in Arab American Institute

Download the issue brief here.

Background Organizing American communities around justice for Palestine has historically been met by equally organized attempts to intimidate, harass, and exclude individuals and groups associated with such activities from mainstream political participation. Rooted in what we call the politics of exclusion, this “political racism” originally targeted Arab American community organizing efforts. In one tragic instance, it became deadly with the firebombing of advocates’ offices, and the murder of Palestinian...

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