New ATFP Director of Institutional Development Inaugurates Schooner Foundation Matching Grant Program
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - November 20, 2007 - 1:00am

The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) and new Director of Institutional Development Mr. Fadi Elsalameen are proud to announce ATFP’s new partnership with the Schooner Foundation with the establishment of a matching grant and donation program. The Schooner Foundation is a private foundation with a focus on peace & security, human rights and economic opportunities. The new program will match all donations to the American Task Force on Palestine up to the amount of $50,000.

Let's Conspire To Defuse Religious Conflict
In Print by Ziad Asali - The Daily Star (Opinion) - August 9, 2007 - 12:00am

Those who define the war on terrorism as a religious conflict between Islam on the one hand and Christianity and Judaism on the other play right into the hands of Al-Qaeda and the present leadership of Iran. The ultimate success of the planners of the September 11, 2001, attacks was to initiate such a religious conflict and to define themselves as the true Muslims fighting the "infidels," in other words Christians and Jews. A Holy War is what Al-Qaeda wanted in order to achieve power and a Holy War is what it should be denied. Its adherents should be isolated, discredited and defeated.

Palestinian-American Experts Available for Comment on Annapolis Meeting
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - November 21, 2007 - 1:00am

The American Task Force on Palestine, a not-for-profit organization that advocates to the American people the national security interests of the United States in establishing a Palestinian state, has a number of experts available to the media for commentary on the recently announced Annapolis meeting and the broader context of the current Arab-Israeli peace initiative. For more details or to book any of our Washington based experts please call ATFP at 202-887-0177.

ATFP Co-Sponsor Capitol Hill Briefing on Annapolis with Coalition of Mideast Peace Organizations
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - November 29, 2007 - 1:00am

Washington, D.C., November 30 –– The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) co-sponsored yesterday a standing-room only Capitol Hill Briefing entitled ‘Digesting Annapolis: What Happened, What It Means, and What Happens Next?’ In addition to ATFP, the other co-sponsoring organizations were Americans for Peace Now (APN), Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, the Israel Policy Forum, the Arab American Institute, Churches for Middle East Peace, and the Foundation for Middle East Peace.

Secretary Rice Announces Launch of US-Palestinian Public Private Partnership to Benefit Palestinian People
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - December 2, 2007 - 1:00am

Washington, D.C., December 3 –– Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today announced the launch of the U.S. Palestinian Public-Private Partnership promoting economic and educational opportunities for the Palestinian People with the goal of improving the Palestinian economy, building institutions and helping to educate Palestinian youth in good governance and good citizenship.

Challenges Facing The Palestinian-american Community
In Print by Ghaith al-Omari - The Jordan Times (Opinion) - September 23, 2007 - 12:00am

As Palestinians struggle with the implications of the recent Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian-American community must decide for itself the vision for a future Palestine it embraces, and the way it seeks to partake in its achievement.

Engaging Hamas: The When And The How
In Print by Ghaith al-Omari - The Orlando Sentinel (Opinion) - October 10, 2007 - 12:00am

The Hamas takeover of Gaza in June and the resulting West Bank-Gaza split has raised serious questions. What are the short-term prospects for reunification? Can serious political progress be made with Israel without Palestinian reconciliation? What are the elements of a successful and lasting future reconciliation?

The Annapolis Summit
In Print by Ziad Asali - The Washington Times (Opinion) - November 5, 2007 - 1:00am

The skeptics have unassailable arguments: History and a consistent record of failure are on their side. Weak Israeli and Palestinian governments, an American president in the last stretch of his second term, dysfunctional Israeli and Palestinian body politics, and cynical media coverage all dampen any reasonable expectations of success for the Middle East summit in Annapolis.

Op-ed: Mideast-the Definite Conflict
In Print by Ziad Asali - Middle East Times (Opinion) - November 8, 2007 - 1:00am

It has festered for decades and has been at the core of other related conflicts across the Middle East that threaten global peace and security. Although the contours of its ultimate resolution have been known for sometime, the efforts to bring it about peacefully by creating a state of Palestine alongside Israel have been stymied by political forces on all sides that have exercised veto powers to block it.

Building Momentum For Peace
In Print by Ziad Asali - The Washington Times (Opinion) - December 12, 2007 - 1:00am

In the wake of the resuscitation of peace talks on the Middle East achieved at the Annapolis meeting, security issues will be among the most crucial to building on this momentum.

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