Posted by Newsmax on December 21, 2012 in News Clips
Israel has crossed the line and is jeopardizing peace with Hamas over its controversial plans to build 1,500 homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the founder and president of the Arab American Institute believes.
“It’s not just Hamas that says a red line’s been crossed; the entire European continent has as well,’’ Dr. James Zogby, an expert on Arab concerns and author of “Arab Voices: What They Are Saying To Us And Why It Matters.’’ Story continues below.
“And it’s not 1500, actually, it’s 6,000 new units being planned in that southern rim that will...Read more Original Article
Posted by Haaretz on December 21, 2012 in News Clips
How do the people with the most at stake feel about the conflict at this point? A new survey sheds some light.
With Israeli elections coming up and changes expected in U.S. President Barack Obama's key cabinet posts (secretary of state and secretary of defense), the Palestinian-Israeli peace process is nowhere to be found: it's been put on hold for now, if not further derailed by the Palestinians' status upgrade at the UN and the subsequent Israeli announcement about construction in the E-1 area of the West Bank and in other parts of East Jerusalem.But how do the people with...Read more Original Article
Posted on December 19, 2012 in Reports
A report on a comprehensive survey of attitudes among Israeli Jews, Israeli Arabs, Palestinians in the Occupied Lands, Refugees in Lebanon, Refugees in Jordan, and Jewish Americans.
During the month of September, 2012, we conducted an extensive survey of public opinion with over 4,200 participants among: Israeli Jews and Arabs; Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem; Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan; and the American Jewish community. The polls were conducted exclusively for the Sir Bani Yas Forum. A surface review of the results establishes the enormous challenges confronting...Read more
Posted on December 13, 2012 in Press Releases
For Immediate Release Contact: Omar Tewfik (202) 652-4988
New Poll: What Palestinians and Israelis Really Think about Prospects for PeaceAAI to release the findings of a new survey on December 19th at the New America Foundation
During the month of September 2012, Zogby Research Services conducted a comprehensive, unprecedented survey of Israeli Jews and Arabs; Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem; Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan; and the American Jewish community. The survey was conducted for the Sir Bani Yas Forum, a joint effort between the UAE and Chatham House.
The polling, which establishes opportunities and...Read more
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Posted on November 26, 2012 in Reports
New polling on American attitudes toward to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict show sharp differences in opinion between political parties and age groups.
Conducted in August 2012,* the poll shows:
• A plurality of Americans (40%) believe U.S. policy should steer a “middle course” between Israelis and Palestinians.
• A plurality (34%) also supports the Palestinian right of return, but Americans are evenly divided on the issue of settlements and the future status of Jerusalem.
• Surprisingly high numbers of Americans (20-58%) are unsure or have no opinion on most issues.
There is strong bipartisan support for the idea that...Read more
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Posted by Newsmax on October 27, 2012 in News Clips
Prominent Middle East expert Dr. James Zogby tells Newsmax that President Obama is polling about 18 percent below his 2008 numbers among Arab-American voters. But those Arab-Americans who are Muslims now “overwhelmingly” support the Democratic candidate compared to four years ago, he adds. Zogby also discloses that Arab-Americans across the board consider jobs and the economy as the most important issue in this year’s elections.
Zogby is founder and president of the Arab American Institute, a Washington, D.C.–based organization that serves as a political and policy research arm of the Arab-American community, and author of the book “Arab...Read more Original Article