The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) is a 501©(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, DC. Established in 2003, its mission is to articulate and educate about the United States
national interest in helping to create a Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace, security and dignity. ATFP is committed to strengthening Palestinian-American relations at every level. The Task Force supports Palestinian institution-building, good governance, anti-corruption measures, economic development, and improved living standards. ATFP holds that these same values are relevant to the broader Arab world, and that the question of Palestine is inextricably linked to regional realities and developments.
ATFP provides an independent voice for Palestinian-Americans and their supporters and advances human rights and peace. It categorically and unequivocally condemns all violence against civilians, no matter the
cause and who the victims or perpetrators may be.
ATFP builds effective and durable working relationships with government departments and agencies, think tanks and NGOs, and the media. It has developed lines of communication with the US and other
relevant governments in order to pursue its policy advocacy goals. AFTP’s Board of Directors is made up of noted Palestinian Americans who agree with these principles.
Commentary on ATFP's Mission
ATFP President, Ziad Asali
September 30, 2011
The raison d'être of the American Task Force on Palestine
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ATFP’s mission is to articulate and educate about
a) The United States national interest in the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
b) The United States national interest in strengthening Palestinian-American relations.
c) The United States national interest in supporting the Palestinian economy, living standards and good governance.
d) The United States national interest in recognizing that its goals regarding Palestine, and all major policy objectives in the region, are inextricably interconnected.
e) The United States national interest in framing its values and interests as complementary rather than contradictory throughout the region as it pertains to Palestine.