April 17th, 2012

Can UN observers end the cycle of violence?
Interview with Hussein Ibish - Al-Jazeera English - April 14, 2012 - 12:00am

As the UN security council debates a resolution to send 30 monitors into Syria to monitor the ceasefire between Syrian government forces and the opposition fighters, the shelling and gunfire continues. On the second day of the UN-backed ceasefire to end the 13-month uprising, protests continued. Both sides are believed to have breached the terms, with several deaths being reported. The violence now makes the UN's next move more important than ever. But as Ahmad Fawzi, Kofi Annan's spokesperson, points out, there is still a long way to go:

October 28th, 2011

Ziad Asali of the American Task For on Palestine on Palestinian Activism and a Palestinian State
Interview with Ziad Asali - Radio Baladi - October 28, 2011 - 12:00am

Listen to Ray Hanania interview ATFP President, Dr. Ziad Asali on Palestinian activism and Palestinian statehood. http://rayhanania.podomatic.com/entry/2011-10-28T06_09_59-07_00

September 21st

The Diane Rehm Show: Palestinian Push for U.N. Membership
Interview with Ziad Asali - National Public Radio (NPR) - September 21, 2011 - 12:00am

Guests: Ziad Asali president and founder of The American Task Force on Palestine. Peter David Washington DC bureau chief, The Economist David Makovsky

March 2nd

Realism and State Building in Palestine: Interview with Hussein Ibish
Interview with Hussein Ibish - Prospect - March 2, 2011 - 1:00am

As another decade is added to the over half-century of conflict in Israel and Palestine, optimism continues to be crushed under the weight of time. The breakdown of direct negotiations last September that resulted from Israel’s refusal to continue the freeze on settlements only made the future bleaker. No matter what side of the issue one sits on, it is clear that the approaches of both sides have failed to produce real solutions. New ideas and approaches are necessary if the conflict is going to be resolved in the foreseeable future.

December 10th, 2010

Dr. Asali Interviewed by Al-Riyadh
Interview with Ziad Asali - Al-Riyadh - December 8, 2010 - 1:00am

Dr. Ziad Asali, in an interview with AL-Riyadh Daily, discusses the peace process, regional developments in the Middle East, and pro-Palestine advocacy in the United States. Click here to download the full interview in Arabic

July 9th

ATFP Senior Fellow on VOA's Encounter Program on the Gaza Flotilla attack
Interview with Hussein Ibish - Voice of America - June 15, 2010 - 12:00am

Topic: Gaza Blockade Controversy

ATFP Senior Fellow on All Things Considered: Israeli Raid Presents Opportunity For Palestinians
Interview with Hussein Ibish - National Public Radio (NPR) - June 7, 2010 - 12:00am

Full transcript below: GUY RAZ, host:Now, the pro-Israel lobby, AIPAC, is proud of its reputation as one of the most powerful advocacy groups in Washington, D.C.

Beyond the Occupation: Palestine and the Two-State Solution
Interview with Hussein Ibish - In These Times - July 6, 2010 - 12:00am

In the wake of the Israel Defense Force’s violent interdiction of the Free Gaza movement’s “peace flotilla” on May 30, and Israel’s decision to ease the blockade of Gaza as a result, we present a pro-Palestinian viewpoint that favors peaceful co-existence with the Jewish State.

July 7th

ATFP Senior Fellow Debates Israeli Diplomat on LA Public Radio
Interview with - - December 31, 1969 - 8:00pm

President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House this morning, seeking to ease tension between the United States and Israel. Diplomatic relations strained after Vice President Biden’s trip to Israel was upstaged by the announcement of new settlements in Gaza in March, and were further complicated by the Israeli military’s raid on a flotilla carrying people and aid to Gaza in May. Beyond a photo op, what did the two leaders accomplish? Has Israel insinuated a new tone toward Palestinians?

June 3rd

ATFP Senior Fellow Debates Israel's Console General on Gaza Flotilla Attack
Interview with Hussein Ibish - - June 3, 2010 - 12:00am

KCPP AirTalk with Larry Mantle June 1, 2010 Israel is facing international criticism after its raid on a flotilla in international waters left at least nine dead. The United Nations Security Council and others have urged an immediate impartial review of the raid on a vessel carrying humanitarian aid and passengers. Was Israel fairly enforcing its blockade on Gaza? Or was the raid tantamount to piracy? Were the protesters victims or aggressors? And, should the blockade on Gaza be lifted?

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