Republicans Play “Israel Card” and Fail

Andrew Cline via Shutterstock

by James J. Zogby As this past week began, with the shutdown of parts of the US government entering its third week, Republicans, desperate to force the Democrat’s hand, decided to play the “Israel card.” The effort failed. The standoff… Continue Reading  

What Is Facebook Trying to Do?

Mark Zuckerberg giving 2018 Facebook keynote address (Anthony Quintano via Flickr)

by James J. Zogby This week, Facebook made a rather strange and disturbing set of announcements. In response to concerns raised by several civil rights organizations—including my own, the Arab American Institute—about hate groups using their platform to harass and at… Continue Reading  

America’s BDS Law: Attack on Far More than Free Speech

16522186240_96948d4db7_z

by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man A pair of laws currently making their way through the United States Congress would impose criminal sanctions on Americans who support an economic boycott of Israel or its illegal West Bank settlements. The bill follows in the… Continue Reading  

Israeli Occupation Is Poisoning America’s Democracy

16769186184_d5bac28fcc_z

by Lara Friedman As Americans come out in huge numbers to challenge the illiberal policies of President Donald J. Trump, they should be mindful of developments in and emanating from another increasingly illiberal democracy: Israel. In power in Israel for… Continue Reading  

Frank Gaffney Is Behind New Anti-Muslim Interfaith Group

MO_Thumbnail_overview

by Eli Clifton The day before Donald Trump’s inauguration, a new interfaith coalition of clergy announced their launch with a press conference urging the new president to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. Such a designation might allow the… Continue Reading