Opening Remarks by Ziad Asali at ATFP Fourth Annual Gala
Speech by Ziad Asali at Ritz Carlton, Washington DC - October 16, 2009 - 12:00am

Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my pleasure to welcome you to our Gala tonight, the theme of which is “Palestine Alongside Israel: Liberty, Security, and Prosperity.” These are our goals as an organization, and are also the foundations upon which peace can be built and sustained. Security and prosperity are the essential components and deliverables of peace. They are the facilitators of the quest towards peace and they are the fruits that all the people in the region will enjoy once it is reached.

Ziad Asali Introduces Gen. Jim Jones at ATFP Fourth Annual Gala
Speech by Ziad Asali at Ritz Carlton, Washington DC - October 16, 2009 - 12:00am

And now ladies and gentlemen it is my distinct pleasure to introduce our keynote speaker for the evening. ATFP is deeply honored to welcome the National Security Advisor to President Obama, General James Jones. General Jones has just joined us after attending another function, so he is not wearing a black tie.

Jones at ATFP
Media Mention of ATFP In Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) - October 16, 2009 - 12:00am

By Eric Fingerhut · October 16, 2009

US makes new call to revive Mideast peace talks
Media Mention of ATFP In Google News - October 16, 2009 - 12:00am

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's national security advisor has made a new call to revive talks on setting up a Palestinian state alongside Israel. "We are clear, unambiguous and consistent," said General Jim Jones at a dinner late Thursday organized by the American Task Force on Palestine, a group representing Americans of Palestinian origin.

Israeli envoys stay on in US for talks
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The Jerusalem Post - October 15, 2009 - 12:00am

Two top Israeli officials in town for talks with US Middle East envoy George Mitchell extended their stay Thursday to continue discussions on a potential settlement freeze and the restarting of peace negotiations. Yitzhak Molcho, an envoy from the Prime Minister's Office, and Defense Ministry chief of staff Michael Herzog spoke with Mitchell Wednesday and Thursday but decided to remain in town Friday - an indication that the sides have determined further conversations could be productive following several rounds of US-Israeli talks that failed to yield results.

Gen. Jim Jones Reiterates US Commitment to Peace, Palestinian State at ATFP Gala
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - October 16, 2009 - 12:00am

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