- Co-founder of the Arab American Institute
- Board member of the American Task Force on Palestine
Born in Jacksonville, Florida, George Salem co-founded the Arab American Institute (AAI), in 1985. He subsequently served as the organization’s chairman.
Salem has donated money to U.S. Congressman Jim Moran (D – Virginia), who in 2003 made anti-Semitic statements charging that American Jews had dragged the United States into war.
Salem is also a board member of the American Task Force on Palestine.