Welcoming Message by Hussein Ibish at ATFP Third Annual Gala
Speech by Hussein Ibish at RItz Cartlon, Washington DC - October 12, 2008 - 12:00am

<< Back:National Anthems | Home | Next:Henrietta Fore >> Welcome. My name is Hussein Ibish, and I am a Senior Fellow at ATFP. I will be the emcee of tonight’s problem. I am going to be keeping this stopwatch going and so I will be the martinet as well.

Welcoming remarks by ATFP President Ziad J. Asali at the Third Annual ATFP Gala,
Speech by Ziad Asali at RItz Cartlon, Washington DCAT - October 12, 2008 - 12:00am

<< Back | Home | Next:National Anthems >> Oct. 12, 2008 I want to begin by talking about dignity, which is at the core of what we do at the American Task Force on Palestine:  Defending the dignity of the Palestinian people in their land, and dignity of Palestinian- and Arab-Americans in their land too.

ATFP Holds Third Annual Gala
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - October 16, 2008 - 12:00am

On Sunday, October 12th, ATFP held its Third Annual Gala entitled "The Courage to Persist, the Will to Build". The Gala was attended by 650 guests, including Palestinian ministers and officials, a Palestinian business delegation, members of congress, Arab and European ambassadors, US officials and members of the media, as well as members of the Palestinian-American community.

Arab oil and slurs
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jordan Times
by George S. Hishmeh - October 16, 2008 - 8:00pm

Senator John McCain appeared desperate in the final debate Wednesday night with his Democratic rival in the upcoming presidential election, Senator Barack Obama, whose lead in the polls has been growing and his self-confidence is radiant.

Hamas calls the financial troubles looming over America "God's punishment" (5). Israeli Prize laureate Zeev Sternhell makes a cogent and persuasive argument for ending West Bank settlement (6). A cache of weapons and explosives is discovered in a tunnel near Hebron (7). M.J. Rosenberg sums up encouraging signs of progress in both Palestine and Washington (9). The radical elements of the settler movement increase the scope of their attacks on IDF soldiers and Palestinians (10).

The New Jewish Terrorism
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Israel Policy Forum
by Sadie Goldman - October 15, 2008 - 8:00pm

One of the settlers pulled out a knife, pressed it to the neck of the company commander and said: ‘well, what will you do now, Nazi?’”

Some Good News for a Change
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Israel Policy Forum
by M.J. Rosenberg - October 16, 2008 - 8:00pm

In Sherlock Holmes stories, the dog that didn't bark is considered significant. That is not true when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict where only bad news is considered news. It is now four months since the Egyptian-brokered Israeli-Hamas cease-fire went into effect. According to Alex Fishman, the security-minded Yediot Achronot military correspondent, the "agreement has resulted in an almost complete cessation of Kassam rocket fire" on Sderot and other Israeli towns.

The price of peace
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Guardian
by Petra Marquardt-Bigman - October 16, 2008 - 8:00pm

With the potential repercussions of the global financial crisis still hard to imagine, Middle East commentators have begun to wonder how the economic turmoil will affect the region and particularly the chances to achieve success in the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, or Israel and Syria.

Hebron tunnel was loaded with arms
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Yaakov Katz - October 16, 2008 - 8:00pm

Several hundred kilograms of explosives and weaponry were found in a tunnel that the IDF blew up in Hebron on Tuesday, The Jerusalem Post learned on Thursday. The 150-meter-long tunnel was discovered by Palestinian Authority security forces on Monday and was immediately reported to the IDF, which sent an Engineering Corps force to destroy the structure. IDF sources and defense officials said Tuesday that the tunnel had been found empty and that it was unclear what its purpose was.

Colonial Zionism
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Zeev Sternhell - October 16, 2008 - 8:00pm

For the past 30 years I have considered the settlements a destructive phenomenon that raises a large question mark over Israel's future. In fact, the settlement enterprise is an ideological, political and social phenomenon that has succeeded in creating an original androgynous creation: colonial Zionism.

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