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James Joseph Zogby (born ) is the founder and president of the Arab American Institute . Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why it Matters, James Zogby, Palgrave . Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. Dr. James Zogby president of the Arab-American Institute on The Huffington Post, he is the author of several books including Arab Voices and What Arabs. Polls reported by James J. Zogby, “What Arabs Think,” Zogby Interna- . during the s has amplified Arab voices throughout the. Middle East, where local.
Popular culture, fed by pro-Israel propagandists, had created negative stereotypes of Arabs and this had taken a toll. But, on the whole, attitudes toward both Arabs and Muslims were stable and more positive than negative. While there were those who deliberately fanned the flames of hate and suspicion, they were countered by push-back emanating from the White House, the creators of popular culture in Hollywood, and a wide range of religious, ethnic, and civil rights organizations.
It was, nevertheless, a difficult period for both communities.
With the nomination and then election of Barack Obama, these purveyors of hate felt they had an ideal target. On one level, this effort to undercut Obama failed since he was twice elected.
The campaign of hate did, however, leave a lasting mark on Republican attitudes toward Islam and Muslims. And it continued to grow.
During this same period, funded by conservative donors, a nation-wide effort was launched to get states to pass legislation banning Sharia law. The effort was ridiculous — since no one had ever proposed introducing Sharia law in the US.
Ridiculous or not, the effort ultimately was considered by 27 state legislatures raising the specter of the Muslim take-over of America.
Senator James Abourezk and served as executive director until In he led a U. Congressman Mel Levine. Zogby also chaired a forum on the Palestinian economy at the Casablanca Economic Summit.
Since Zogby has written Washington Watch, a weekly column on American politics for major Arab newspapers, which is published in 14 Arab and South Asian countries.
US popularity drop not a surprise in post-Bush world
In and Zogby served as deputy campaign manager and senior advisor to Jesse Jackson's presidential campaigns. In he was appointed as co-convener of the National Democratic Ethnic Coordinating Committee NDECC , an umbrella organization within the Democratic Party of leaders of European and Mediterranean descent, to which he was reelected in and As an author and scholar on Middle East issues and the Arab-American community, Zogby has been invited to testify before a number of Congressional Committees and Executive branch forums,  including on the subject of Arab attitudes toward the United States.
Even the Kurds agreed that such a representative central government is a better option than partition. For their part, Iranians were conflicted about the agreement.
In last place was increasing involvement in the region. The issue of Palestine may have been eclipsed in the news, but it remains a critically important concern for almost all Arabs surveyed. And overwhelming majorities in every country, except Iraq, wanted their governments to provide more aid to support the Palestinians and to assist Palestinian efforts to achieve national reconciliation.
In polls we conducted in , and , at least three quarters of all Arabs said that they supported the terms of the Arab Peace Initiative, indicating that if Israel were to leave the occupied lands and solve the refugee issue, they were prepared to live in peace with Israel.
The behaviour of the Netanyahu government, however, has taken a toll on Arab opinion.
It is still the case that two-thirds in Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are ready to make peace, but almost one-half in all these countries now believes that Israel does not want peace, and the percentage of those who say that they are no longer interested in peace with Israel has doubled since Share this:.
As expected, Iraqis are divided on the level of confidence they have in important institutions and the roles of regional players in their country.
Ridiculous or not, the effort ultimately was considered by 27 state legislatures raising the specter of the Muslim take-over of America. On one level, this effort to undercut Obama failed since he was twice elected. Even with that, however, a heretical thought came to mind — but more on that later.
He studied at Princeton University in as a National Endowment for the Humanities post-doctoral fellow. Since Zogby has written Washington Watch, a weekly column on American politics for major Arab newspapers, which is published in 14 Arab and South Asian countries. It was such a vision that led Yasser Arafat to imagine, that with independence, Gaza could become like Singapore.
And they have cut all aid to Palestinian institutions, including hospitals and schools.