James Zogby's Articles

Twenty years ago, my brother John Zogby called that year’s presidential contest “the armageddon election."

The Biden administration has recently attempted to pivot from its initial unconditional support for Israeli actions in Gaza by combining caution with a vague plan for “the day after.”

In recent years, US pro-Israel groups have pursued a multi-pronged strategy to stifle discourse about Israeli policy and Palestinian rights. It’s a response to a decades-long erosion of support for Israel, coupled with growing support for Palestinians.

Too many comments from Israeli political, military, and religious leaders have suggested that all Palestinians are legitimate targets because they support Hamas or they voted for them and are, therefore, guilty of that group’s many crimes. Here are a few:

As 2023 kicks off, we perform the familiar ritual of celebrating the year gone by, while heralding the new one with the false promise of new beginnings. We make resolutions—to stop smoking, lose weight, find more time to relax—the same ones we’ve made before and failed to keep, hoping that this time will be different.

Christmas time 1914, five months into the First World War, a remarkable event occurred.

As someone who polls Arab public opinion, I’ve long been a fan of the 1919 King-Crane Commission created by President Woodrow Wilson to assess how the people of the Arab East wanted to be governed in the post-World War I era.

Russia should be condemned for its invasion and Ukrainians deserve their freedom — not because they are Europeans from a “largely peaceful” continent, but because invasion and occupation by bullies are wrong wherever they occur and whoever they are.

James Zogby keeps up with developments in American public opinion

This past month, we were treated to a few classic examples of how Israel deals with criticism and how it may be finding it increasingly difficult to dodge challenges to its abusive behaviors.

There was a flurry of news reporting last month after a newly elected Republican member of Congress was captured on video telling a crowd of supporters about her nervous elevator ride with a Muslim member of Congress.

Since the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan, I have received questions from a number of journalists, both American and Arab. They have asked what the US withdrawal means for the region, for American leadership in the world, and which countries will now fill the void left by the absence of the US from the scene.

When news of Covid-19's Omicron variant broke a few weeks back, my daughter sighed and said "I give up.” Just when I think we've turned a corner, we're back in it all over again.

Like many Americans, I was overjoyed by news that a Georgia jury had found three white men guilty of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a young Black man.

Once again, gallons of ink are being spilled on articles arguing for and against US efforts to secure a new nuclear weapons pact with Iran. Will Iran return to the talks? Will the US agree to Iranian terms (and vice versa)? And at this point, do the Iranians even want a deal?

Hyper-partisanship has resulted in a paralyzed Congress that can't pass legislation to save lives from disease or guns, protect the environment, or even ensure the right to vote.

When Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed the country's prime minister and closed the Parliament, he said he was doing so to "restore social peace...and save the state."

25 years after I wrote my memo to Clinton, we have arrived at this sorry state of affairs. Israel, acting with impunity born of the neglect of Palestinian rights and the enabling hand of successive US presidents and Congresses

Discussing the possibility of drought in the Arab world.

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