Arab Lobby (Organizations)

Arab Lobby (Organizations)


This section of Discover The Networks examines organizations that seek, directly and indirectly, to persuade American policymakers to support Arab interests both in the U.S. and abroad. While focusing on Arab concerns, by no means is this lobby composed exclusively of Arabs. The lobby is defined by its ideology, not by the ethnicity of its active constituents. That ideology tends to be pro-Arab on the one hand, and anti-Israel on the other. The Arab lobby in America generally seeks to promote its agendas by characterizing them as beneficial to U.S. national interests; conversely, it depicts pro-Israel policies as harmful to those interests. Through their press releases, official statements, publications, and direct actions, Arab lobbyists seek to shape public opinion as a means of influencing voter decisions and thereby indirectly affecting legislation passed by elected representatives.

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Al Haramain Islamic Foundation (AHIF)
Al Jazeera (AJ)
Al-Awda (aka Palestine Right to Return Coalition) (AA)
Al-Dameer Association for Human Rights
Al-Maghrib Institute (AMI)
Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights (AMCHR)
Al-Talib (AT)
American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
American Muslim Alliance (AMA)
American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA)
American Muslim Council (AMC)
American Muslim Union (AMU)
American Muslims for Global Peace and Justice (AMGPJ)
American Muslims for Jerusalem (AMJ)
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA)
American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP)
American Trust Publications (ATP)
American Youth Academy (AYA)
Americans for a Palestinian State (APS)
Americans for Justice in Palestine (AFJP)
Americans for Peace Now (APN)
Amnesty International (AI)
ANSWER Coalition
Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem (ARIJ)
Arab American Action Network (AAAN)
Arab American Association of New York (AAANY)
Arab American Institute (AAI)
Arab Association for Human Rights (aka. Human Rights Association) (AAHR)
Association for the Defense of the Rights of the Internally Displaced (ADRID)
Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers (AMSE)
Association of Muslim Social Scientists of North America (AMSS)
Audio-Visual Center (AVC)
BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights (a.k.a. BADIL)
Baitul Mal Inc. (BMI)
Betselem (B’tselem)
Birthright Unplugged (BU)
Boston to Palestine (B2P)
Brit Tzedek v`Shalom (BTS)
Campus Progress (CP)
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Caritas Internationalis (CI)
Carter Center (CC)
Center for American Progress (CAP)
Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)
Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)
Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine (CPAP)
Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID)
Chicago Mass Action (CMA)
Coalition for Peace in the Middle East (CPME)
Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP)
Code Pink: Women for Peace
Committee for Justice in Palestine (CJP)
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS)
Council for the National Interest (CNI)
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Cultures of Resistance (CoR)
Defense for Children International/Palestine Section (DCI-P)
Deir Yassin Remembered (DYR)
Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)
Electronic Intifada (EI)
Episcopal Church
Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN)
European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR)
Fenton Communications (FC)
Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA)
Focus on American and Arab Interests and Relations (FAAIR)
Foundation for Human Rights and Freedom and Humanitarian Relief (IHH)
Foundation for International Development (FID)
Foundation for Islamic Education (FIE)
Free Gaza Movement (FGM)
Free Palestine Alliance (FPA)
Gisha: Center for the Legal Protection of Freedom of Movement (GCLPFM)
Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences (GSISS)
Grassroots International (GRI)
Green Party of the United States (GPUSA)
Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts (GRPM)
Guantanamo Human Rights Commission (GHRC)
Habitat International Coalition (HIC)
HaMoked — Center for the Defense of the Individual (HM)
Harvard Islamic Society (HIS)
Health, Development, Information and Policy Institute (HDIPI)
Historians Against the War (HAW)
Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF)
Holy Land Trust (HLT)
Human Appeal International (HAI)
Human Rights Watch (HRW)
If Americans Knew (IAK)
Independent Media Center (Indymedia) (IMC)
Insani Yardim Vakfi (IYV)
Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)
Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America (IIASA)
Institute on Religion and Civic Values (IRCV, formerly the Council on Islamic Education)
International Action Center (IAC)
International ANSWER
International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC)
International Crisis Group (ICG)
International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH)
International Institute for Peace (IIP)
International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
International Progress Organization (IPO)
International Solidarity Movement (ISM)
Islamic Academy of Florida (IAF)
Islamic American Relief Agency (IARA)
Islamic Assembly of North America (IANA)
Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP)
Islamic Book Service (IBS)
Islamic Center of America (ICA)
Islamic Center of Boca Raton (ICBR)
Islamic Center of Raleigh (ICR)
Islamic Centers Division (ICD)
Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
Islamic Committee for Palestine (ICP)
Islamic Education Department (IED)
Islamic Housing Cooperative (IHC)
Islamic Information Center of America (IICA)
Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW)
Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA)
Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Islamic Teaching Center (ITC)
ISNA Political Awareness Committee (ISNA PAC)
Israel Policy Forum (IPF)
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)
Ittijah (IT)
J Street
Jenin, Jenin
Jerusalem Media and Communications Center (JMCC)
Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace (JAJP)
Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)
Jews Against The Occupation (JATO)
Jews For a Free Palestine (JFFP)
Jews For a Just Peace (JFJP)
Johns Hopkins University Muslim Association (JHUMA)
KindHearts (KH)
LAW (The Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights and the Environment)
Machsom Watch (MW)
Malaysian Islamic Study Group (MISG)
Medecins du Monde (MdM)
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)
Mercy Corps (MC)
Mercy International (MI)
Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA)
Middle East NGOs Gateway Project (MENGOS)
Mosque Foundation (MF)
Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA)
Muslim American Homeland Security Congress (MAHSC)
Muslim American Society (MAS)
Muslim Arab Youth Association (MAYA)
Muslim Brotherhood (MB)
Muslim Businessmen Association (MBA)
Muslim Communities Association (MCA)
Muslim Communities Association of South Florida (MCASF)
Muslim Democratic Club of New York (MDCNY)
Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
Muslim Student Union—UC Irvine (MSU UCI)
Muslim Students Association of the U.S. and Canada (MSA)
Muslim Students Association—Brown University (BMSA)
Muslim Students Association—Columbia University (MSA CU)
Muslim Students Association—Emory University (MSA EU)
Muslim Students Association—Florida State University (MSA-FSU)
Muslim Students Association—George Washington University (GWMSA)
Muslim Students Association—Michigan State University (MSA MSU)
Muslim Students Association—Ohio State University (OSU-MSA)
Muslim Students Association—Pennsylvania State University (MSA PSU)
Muslim Students Association—Princeton University (MSA PU)
Muslim Students Association—Queensborough Community College (QCC-MSA)
Muslim Students Association—Rutgers University (RU-MSA)
Muslim Students Association—Temple University (MSA TU)
Muslim Students Association—Towson University (MSA-TU)
Muslim Students Association—University of California at Los Angeles (MSA UCLA)
Muslim Students Association—University of California at Berkeley (MSA UCB)
Muslim Students Association—University of California at Davis (MSA-UCD)
Muslim Students Association—University of California at San Diego (UCSD-MSA)
Muslim Students Association—University of California at Santa Barbara (MSA UCSB)
Muslim Students Association—University of California at Santa Cruz (MSA-UCSC)
Muslim Students Association—University of Michigan (MSA UM)
Muslim Students Association—University of North Carolina (MSA-UNC)
Muslim Students Association—University of Pennsylvania (MSA UP)
Muslim Students Association—University of Southern California (MSA USC)
Muslim Students Association—University of Wisconsin (MSA UW)
Muslim Students Association—University of Wyoming (MSA-UW)
Muslim Students Association—Vanderbilt University (VMSA)
Muslim Students Association—Virginia Commonwealth University (MSA VCU)
Muslim Students Association—Wright State University (MSA WSU)
Muslim World League
Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA)
Muslims in American Public Square (MAPS)
National Council of Arab Americans (NCA)
National Council of Churches (NCC)
National Lawyers Guild (NLG)
National Peace Foundation (NPF)
National Public Radio (NPR)
Neturei Karta (NK)
New Israel Fund (NIF)
New Jersey Solidarity — Activists for the Liberation of Palestine (NJS)
New Profile (NP)
North American Islamic Trust (NAIT)
Not In Our Name (NION)
Olive Tree Initiative (OTI)
One Voice International (OVI)
Organization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia and Latin America (OSPAAAL)
Oxfam International (OI)
Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF)
Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund (PCWF)
Palestine Freedom Project (PFP)
Palestine Media Center (PMC)
Palestine Media Watch (PMW)
Palestine Solidarity Movement (PSM)
Palestine-Israel Justice Project (PIJP)
Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA)
Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PCACBI)
Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR)
Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network (PENGON)
Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO)
Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation (PYALARA)
Partners For Peace (PFP)
Pax Christi International (PCI)
Pax Christi USA (PCUSA)
Peace Now (PN)
Physicians for Human Rights – Israel (PHRI)
Planners Network (PN)
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)
Rebuilding Alliance (RA)
Rights and Democracy (R&D)
Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center (Sabeel) (SELTC)
Save the Children Fund (SCF)
South Bay Mobilization (SBM)
Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)
SUSTAIN (Stop US Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now) (SUSTAIN)
U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI)
U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (USCEIO)
U.S. To Gaza (USTG)
Union of Arab Student Associations (UASA)
Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees (UPMRC)
United Association for Studies and Research (UASR)
United For Peace and Justice (UFPJ)
United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR)
United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Universal Heritage Foundation (UHF)
University of California Divestment Campaign (UCDC)
Viva Palestina (VP)
Voices in the Wilderness (VW)
War On Want (WOW)
Wheels of Justice (WOJ)
Women in Black (WIB)
World & Islam Studies Enterprise (WISE)
World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY)
World Council of Churches (WCC)
World Vision International (WVI)
Young Muslims (YM)
Zayed Center for Coordination and Follow-Up (ZCCF)


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