Posts Tagged “AAI”

Arab Democrats host pre-election GOTV rally

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Arab Democrats host pre-election GOTV rally

Arab Democrats host pre-election GOTV rally Arab Americans encouraged to be fully engaged in the November 3, 2020 General Election and to make their voices heard by the candidates, local government officials, and the news media. The 3 hour online Zoom Annual Rally for Candidates hosted by the Arab American Democratic Club and the American…

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UAE-Israel normalization is not a breakthrough in peace making

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UAE-Israel normalization is not a breakthrough in peace making

UAE-Israel normalization is not a breakthrough in peace making By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Addressing the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirate and Israel on August 13 as a “Mideast peace breakthrough” is a stark exaggeration. For Palestinians, Western media’s perspective is false and provocative; it feels like the world community denies that…

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Eileen Zogby, wife of AAI founder Jim Zogby, passes

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Eileen Zogby, wife of AAI founder Jim Zogby, passes

Eileen Zogby, wife of AAI founder Jim Zogby, passes Eileen Zogby, an activist and the wife of Arab American Institute founder James Zogby, died this week. Mrsl Zogby was involved with the AAI, and also with the Palestine Human Rights Campaign along with Save Lebanon. Arab Americans around the country are offering their condolences on…

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Reaction to Trump Deal of the Century is swift and critical

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Reaction to Trump Deal of the Century is swift and critical

Reaction to Trump Deal of the Century is swift and critical In many cases, Palestinian leaders and activists denounced the plan unveiled Tuesday by President Donald Trump for Israeli-Palestinian peace even though it offers the basis for a Two-State Solution, a flawed Palestinian State divided by Israel’s illegal and racist settlements, but left the door…

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Tunisian delegation visits US hosted by AAI

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Tunisian delegation visits US hosted by AAI

Tunisian delegation visits US hosted by AAI TUNISIAN DELEGATION VISITS THE UNITED STATES AS PART OF THE INAUGURAL COHORT OF THE U.S.-MENA EXPERIENTIAL PARTNERSHIP The Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) welcomed the inaugural cohort of the U.S. – MENA Experiential Partnership in Washington, D.C. in September. The Partnership is a pioneering initiative spearheaded by the…

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Shalala and other Congress members introduce Arab Heritage Month bill

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Shalala and other Congress members introduce Arab Heritage Month bill

Shalala and other Congress members introduce Arab Heritage Month bill The Arab American Institute congratulated Congresswoman Donna Shalala and other members of Congress for introducing legislation to recognize April as Arab American Heritage month. Resolutions have been approved in two dozens states including a law passed in Illinois to recognize April as Arab American Heritage…

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Hate Crimes Continue to Surge in America

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Hate Crimes Continue to Surge in America

Hate Crimes Continue to Surge in America Underreporting Remains Significant Problem in FBI’s Annual Statistics The Arab American Institute expressed concern and disappointment with the release of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) 2017 hate crime statistics. As expected, hate crime surged yet again in 2017. However, the data contained some glaring omissions, including three…

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US Embassy setback for peace Jewish, Arab peace groups argue

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US Embassy setback for peace Jewish, Arab peace groups argue

US Embassy setback for peace Jewish, Arab peace groups argue Shalom Achshav and APN: New US Embassy in Jerusalem is a Setback for Peace. And, Arab American Institute Omar Baddar analyzes move Washington, DC – Israel’s pre-eminent peace movement Shalom Achshav (Peace Now) and its American sister-organization Americans for Peace Now are alarmed by the negative…

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AAI’s Gibran Gala honors champions of humanity

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AAI’s Gibran Gala honors champions of humanity

AAI’s Gibran Gala honors champions of humanity The Arab American Institute hosted the 20th annual Khalil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala April 26, 2018 which recognizes organizations, leaders and activists from around the world for their service to humanity. This year’s honorees include: World renowned Chef José Andrés who founded World Central Kitchen;  the American Civil…

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Man indicted for threatening Arabs in Washington D.C.

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Man indicted for threatening Arabs in Washington D.C.

Man indicted for threatening Arabs in Washington D.C. AAI Welcomes DOJ Indictment for Hate Crime Against Man Who Repeatedly Threatened Organization On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice charged a Virginia man with four counts of threatening Arab American Institute (AAI) staff because of their Arab ancestry and three counts of threatening AAI employees for their advocacy…

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Yemen immigrant Nagi Daifallah gave his life for American cause

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Yemen immigrant Nagi Daifallah gave his life for American cause

Yemen immigrant Nagi Daifallah gave his life for American cause Forty-Four years ago today, an Arab American from Yemen gave his life for a just cause. The story of Yemeni immigrant and farm worker Nagi Daifallah’s has never been more important By Annie Riley “No other segment of our population is so poorly paid yet contributes…

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AAI Celebrates 19th Annual Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards banquet

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AAI Celebrates 19th Annual Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards banquet

AAI Celebrates 19th Annual Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards banquet Hundreds of guests came out for the 2017 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala, hosted by the Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) on April 27th. The 19th annual Gibran Awards brought the Arab American community together to recognize individuals, corporations, organizations and communities whose…

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