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James Zogby
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US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on a White House balcony with first lady Jill Biden and second gentleman Doug Emhoff during an Independence Day celebration in Washington, on July 4. Reuters
Democrats insist on protecting Biden but there is another way

Instead of facing the problem of his decline, the White House and the party have doubled down on denial

July 09, 2024, 2:00 PM
Congressman Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) concedes during his Primary Election Night Watch Party in Yonkers, New York,, June 25. Reuters
A loss in the Democratic primary is a win for Israel that may not go Biden's way

Jamaal Bowman was defeated in the Democratic primary but support for Palestinian rights continues to grow

July 04, 2024, 7:00 AM
Protesters take to the streets to call on the Israeli cabinet to sign a hostage deal in Tel Aviv this month. EPA
Was Biden's peace meant to be this confusing?

If it is Biden's word against Netanyahu's, what exactly were the terms of the ceasefire deal to end the war?

June 24, 2024, 2:00 PM
Women of South Vietnam at the 39th "Immigrants Parade - International Cultures Celebration" in New York City, on June 8. AFP
Let's not forget what made America great - immigration

The US wouldn't be what it is without refugees and immigrants having brought their unique cultures to the country and built a strong and diverse society

June 18, 2024, 7:00 AM
Arab Americans voting. Getty Images
Will it be Biden or Trump? What polls can teach us about Arab-American voters

The biggest reason for Biden’s ratings boils down to one word: Gaza

June 11, 2024, 7:00 AM
A makeshift camp for displaced Palestinians in Tel Al Sultan, Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 30. AFP
Israel’s apology for bombing Rafah was not only half-hearted but backhanded too

Netanyahu said there was a tragic mishap and they were investigating the incident. A bombing at an encampment the very next day only highlighted the insincerity of those words

June 03, 2024, 2:00 PM
Barack Obama with Georgia Democrat candidates in October 2022. The 'Obama coalition' is slowly coming apart. EPA
How the 'Obama coalition' cost the Democrats the working class

The party fell into a trap set by the Republicans, and now it is paying for it

May 27, 2024, 2:00 PM
Then Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan, left, admires the bumper sticker on the car of Congressman Pete McCloskey as the congressman looks on, in San Jose, California, on September 25, 1980. Mr McCloskey died on May 8 at the age of 96. AP
Pete McCloskey, supporter of Palestinian rights, taught me a great lesson

A week before he died, I reminded the former congressman of what a hero he had always been to those of us who still wanted to believe that there were elected officials who could be principled, non-partisan fighters for justice

May 21, 2024, 4:00 AM
Pro Palestinian demonstrators near the US Capitol on February 1. Getty Images
Biden's re-election campaign will be hit by how US voters view Israel

Because Israeli behaviour will not change, those within the Democratic Party will not ‘go quietly into the night’

May 13, 2024, 2:30 PM
Peace activists in New York City on May 1. Getty Images via AFP
The US needs to change direction for peace

Instead of finding a constructive way forward, the US has fallen back on its past failed policies, fuelling conflict and increasing insecurity

May 06, 2024, 2:00 PM
Students and faculty members of various American colleges show their support for Gaza during a rally in Chicago last week. AFP
Pro-Palestinian student protests in the US aren't going to leave Biden unscathed

As repression against student demonstrators continue, their effect on the presidential election is growing evident

April 29, 2024, 2:00 PM
Israelis attend a protest to call for the release of hostages, in Tel Aviv, on April 20. Reuters
Does Israel have any idea where it's headed?

If the US is unwilling or unable to act like the adult in the room and restrain either Israel or itself, then other nations must act

April 23, 2024, 7:00 AM
Confetti flies as Dearborn mayor candidate Abdullah Hammoud prepares to speak to supporters at the election night gathering in Dearborn, Michigan, in November 2021. AP
It took years to create an Arab-American identity. We must fight to protect it

There is an effort in the US to erase the community’s non-sectarian, ethnic identity and drag it back to the days of division

April 16, 2024, 4:00 AM
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 26: Supporters of Palestine hold a rally in New York's financial district as the fighting continues in Gaza on October 26, 2023 in New York City.  Hundreds of activists demanded that American financial institutions, including Wall Street, stop financing weapons manufacturing.  America is one of Israel's largest suppliers of weapons and ammunition.    Spencer Platt / Getty Images / AFP (Photo by SPENCER PLATT  /  GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA  /  Getty Images via AFP)
How Arab Americans made a mark in US politics

'When Bill Clinton entered the White House, he welcomed us and gave us a seat at the table'

April 09, 2024, 4:00 AM
An old Palestinian man holds a key of his old home as he marks the 74th anniversary of Nakba in Fawwar refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Hebron, on May 15, 2022. EPA
Stories of hope and sorrow merge in the Palestinian bond with their land

Attachment to ancestral homes and to the land is central to Palestinian national identity, more so now

April 02, 2024, 5:00 AM