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By James J. Zogby - May 22,2017
As I write, President Donald Trump is on his way to the Middle East, where he has set a high-stake programme, addressing some of the United States’ and the Arab world’s most critical concerns: Gulf security, defeating extremism, reining in Iran and resolving the Arab-Israeli conf
By James J. Zogby - May 15,2017
There is no question that in many parts of the world, including the Middle East, vulnerable religious communities are facing threats to their very survival or serious problems of discrimination.In situations such as these, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USC
By James J. Zogby - May 08,2017
 During a confusing and unsettling time, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas came to Washington to meet with US President Donald Trump.As has been the case with most issues, Trump has been remarkably unpredictable when addressing the Middle East.During his cam
By James J. Zogby - May 01,2017
This week, nearing the end of four years of service as an Obama presidential appointee to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), I felt compelled to issue a public dissent to USCIRF’s 2017 annual report.While the larger part of my dissent dealt with the wa
By James J. Zogby - Apr 24,2017
One thousand five hundred Palestinian prisoners have been on a hunger strike for almost a week now. They are refusing sustenance in an effort to improve the deplorable conditions faced by the nearly 6,500 Palestinians who are currently imprisoned in Israel.On the day before
By James J. Zogby - Apr 17,2017
This year there will be no Easter celebrations for Coptic Christians in Upper Egypt.
By James J. Zogby - Apr 10,2017
Over the years, many divides have defined the American social, cultural or political landscape. Some have been philosophical, others regional, issue-based, racial, economic, gender or age-related.
By James J. Zogby - Apr 03,2017
March 30, 1976, was a transformative moment in Palestinian history.
By James J. Zogby - Mar 27,2017
It was 40 years ago that I co-founded the Palestine Human Rights Campaign (PHRC) and wrote “Palestinians, the invisible victims”.I was concerned that in the American mind, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict had been reduced to a simple equation: Israeli humanity versus the Palestin
By James J. Zogby - Mar 20,2017
It looks like the Trump administration has come to agree with the conclusion reached by every US president and central command chief since the Gulf War of 1991 — that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is necessary to promote regional security and US strategic interests i



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