Flashback 30 Years: Lessons to Learn, Work to Do

Jesse Jackson speaking at the 1988 Democratic Convention (C-SPAN)

by James J. Zogby Thirty years ago, I mounted the podium of the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia to open the first ever political party debate on Palestinian rights. Looking out over the convention hall at our 1,500 delegate-supporters… Continue Reading  

What About Israel’s Airport Mistreatment of Arab Americans?

Roman Yanushevsky via Shutterstock

by James J. Zogby This past week The New York Times ran an article, “Israeli Airport Detention of Prominent U.S. Jew Prompts Uproar,” focusing on the airport harassment received by Peter Beinart, a prominent liberal writer and TV commentator. The… Continue Reading  

Foolish Wars Have Consequences

The destruction of the Great Mosque in Mosul (Wikimedia Commons)

by James J. Zogby  Fifteen years ago, we were still in the early stages of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq, “the war that would change everything.” Looking at the Middle East today, I feel an overwhelming sadness as… Continue Reading  

Thank You, Ireland

Senator Frances Black

by James J. Zogby On Wednesday morning, I watched an amazing debate unfolding in the Irish Seanad (Senate), as members spoke for and against a bill to prohibit the importation of Israeli goods produced in settlements in occupied Palestinian lands.… Continue Reading  

Reporting Hate Crimes: The Arab American Experience

Statue of Alex Odeh by Khalil Bendib

by James J. Zogby Next week, the Arab American Institute Foundation will release a comprehensive study on anti-Arab hate crimes in the US. The result of eight months of work, “Underreported, Under Threat: Hate Crime in the United States and… Continue Reading