Obama And The Jewish Question
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
(Editorial) January 30, 2008 - 5:57pm

Not a year has passed since Danny Ayalon completed his term as Israel's ambassador in Washington, but he has already seen fit to criticize Barack Obama, who may well be the next U.S. president or vice president. In an article published in The Jerusalem Post, Ayalon wrote that during his two meetings with Obama, he got the impression that the Democratic candidate was "not entirely forthright" regarding Israel. Similar and even worse smears can be found in abundance in American blogs and e-mail chain letters.

Ambassador Vs. Ambassador: Is Obama Good For Israel?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Shmuel Rosner - January 25, 2008 - 6:21pm

The debate surrounding Barack Obama's attitudes toward Israel refuses to calm down. On Wednesday, Obama sent a letter to the U.S. ambassador to the UN, calling upon him to make sure that any Security Council decision dealing with the events in Gaza will not be biased against Israel. But this did not yet convince all the doubters, Jewish and Israeli. Obama also has quite a few supporters in the Jewish community, but those opposing him are fairly vocal, and seem to be even more so as the campaign progresses.

With Concern And Bemusement, Israelis Follow U.s. Elections
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
by Dina Kraft - January 14, 2008 - 5:30pm

Hillary Clinton is the favorite U.S. presidential candidate at Itzik Nir's tiny juice stand at the corner of King George St., a veritable neighborhood listening post where opinions pile up as quickly as the signature orange-banana-passion fruit blends are served. Customers giggle trying to pronounce Mike Huckabee's name and see Barack Obama as an unknown. They’d rather stick to Clinton, who they see as a sure thing for Israel, Nir said.

Old Rivals Team Up To Win Saudi Backing For Peace Talks On The Middle East
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Times
by Richard Beeston - (Editorial) November 1, 2007 - 2:42pm

Gordon Brown and Tony Blair teamed up yesterday to try to salvage a planned Middle East peace conference in America by clinching Saudi Arabia’s attendance. According to British officials, first the Prime Minister and then his predecessor met King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia yesterday. It was made clear at the meetings that the country’s participation was crucial for what is being billed as the best chance for peace in the region for seven years.

Inside Hamas
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Guardian
by Clancy Chassay - (Special Report) October 26, 2007 - 5:50pm

In the long shadows of early dusk, a large black Mercedes with blacked-out windows picked me up from my hotel and whisked me through Gaza City's dusty, sullied streets. The roads, strewn with rubbish, were largely empty: Gaza was preparing for an Israeli incursion and the routine was familiar.

ATFP Panel on 40th Anniversary of June 1967 Offers Perspectives on Advancing Peace Process
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - June 12, 2007 - 12:00am

Washington, D.C., June 11 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) held a briefing today at the Carnegie Endowment on International Peace titled “40 Years After 1967: Where Do We Go From Here?” and offering a variety of perspectives on how to advance the quest for Mideast peace forty years after the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

American Task Force on Palestine - 1634 Eye St. NW, Suite 725, Washington DC 20006 - Telephone: 202-262-0017