With little visible headway in the negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians, Secretary of State John Kerry sought on Thursday to advance the talks by providing American ideas about how to protect Israel’s security if an independent Palestinian state was established.
The interim, “first step,” agreement between the international community and Iran stands as an example of the power and efficacy of American leadership in the international diplomatic arena.
The following are two recent commentaries on the ethical dimension of the cause of Palestinian independence. The first is by former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and was published on November 27 in The New York Times. The second, by ATFP Senior Fellow Hussein Ibish.
As Nelson Mandela fades from view, his legacy shines brighter than ever. The man who devoted his life to the universal cause of justice remains a beacon of hope for all those who long for freedom.
The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today praised the efforts of the international community, led by the United States, and welcomed the interim "first step" agreement with Iran to prevent that country from developing nuclear weapons.
Israel's defense ministry says plans to build 800 new housing units in the West Bank are moving forward.