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James Zogby

James Zogby

Dr. James J. Zogby is the author of Arab Voices (2010) and the founder and president of the Arab American Institute (AAI), a Washington, D.C.-based organization which serves as the political and policy research arm of the Arab American community. Since 1985, Dr. Zogby and AAI have led Arab American efforts to secure political empowerment in the U.S. Through voter registration, education and mobilization, AAI has moved Arab Americans into the political mainstream. Dr. Zogby has also been personally active in U.S. politics for many years; in 1984 and 1988 he served as Deputy Campaign manager and Senior Advisor to the Jesse Jackson Presidential campaign. In 1988, he led the first ever debate on Palestinian statehood at that year’s Democratic convention in Atlanta, GA. In 2000, 2008, and 2016 he served as an advisor to the Gore, Obama, and Sanders presidential campaigns.


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Pro-Israel PACs Are Subverting Open Debate and Free Elections

Fearful that Israel is losing support among Democrats, especially progressive Democrats, elements of the pro-Israel community have developed a number of "dark money" entities with the express purpose of defeating "progressive Democrats."

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The US Is Sick With Guns

Let's face it: We are a sick country. Our debate on gun violence can best be described as deranged and pathetic.

James Zogby ·


The Lebanon I Love Is Dying

Corrupt, feudal, and sectarian elites dancing on the grave of the country in a vain effort to sustain their privileged roles; and an armed militia functioning as a state within a state—willing to use force to maintain its position.

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Netanyahu Is Out But Nothing Has Changed for Palestinians

Creeping annexation and oppression continue.

James Zogby ·


US Policy Ignores Palestinian Human Rights

Israel operates with impunity, while Palestinian actions have been scrutinized and condemned and their protests ignored or silenced.

James Zogby ·


Conservative Christians Remain Silent About Suffering Bethlehem

"To most in the West, Palestinian Christians are simply invisible. To conservative Christians, they are at best a nuisance who stand in the way of their unquestioning ideological attachment to Israel."

James Zogby ·


Policies Targeting Arabs and Muslims Didn’t Just Start With Donald Trump

Regardless which party is in the White House, these onerous policies must finally be challenged and defeated.

James Zogby ·


Why Is the Democratic Party So Timid on Palestinian Rights?

We will continue to push Democrats to recognize reality and oppose Israel’s occupation.

James Zogby ·

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