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Arab-, Israeli-, Palestinian-, Jewish-, Christian- and Muslim American youth leaders from across the country gathered at the White House for the first time earlier this month to share the work of their organizations and student groups, and to discuss ways to promote and organize efforts in support of the current negotiations process and a two-state solution between Palestine and Israel as difficult conversations currently take place in the region.
Jeffries Epps is being honored as a Champion of Change for his work to expand opportunities for young learners from communities historically underserved or underrepresented in tech fields.
On Friday, August 2nd, the Office of Public Engagement hosted a group of Afghan-American community leaders for a roundtable discussion.
At the invitation of Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators traveled to Washington this week to formally resume direct final status negotiations. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Yitzhak Molcho represented the Israelis, and Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat and Mohammad Shtayyeh represented the Palestinians.
Through times of significant change at home and abroad, the Obama Administration’s commitment to meaningful engagement with the Arab-American community has remained steadfast.
The President and his staff continue to collaborate with Arab-Americans from all walks of life to strengthen our economy, revitalizing our schools, and out-innovating our global competitors. He understands that Arab-Americans have contributed to our nation since its earliest days and continue to play a critical role today. Stay involved at WhiteHouse.gov/engage.